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New Jersey 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Soaring Beyond Expectations, Aferschool Programs

New Jersey Department of Education Office of Student Support Services 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program and Out-of-School Time Resources
New Jersey 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Soaring Beyond Expectations, Aferschool Programs


Project Director:  Nancy Laurelli
110 North Third St.
Millville, NJ 08332-3829
Phone: (856) 293-8203

County:  Cumberland

Servicing School District: Millville

CLC Sites: Haleyville, Holly Heights, R.M. Bacon, Mount Pleasant, Rieck Avenue, Silver Run, R.D.
                   Wood Elementary School

Partners: Commercial Township School District, Cumberland County Empowerment Zone and Millville Public Library

Serving Grade Level: 4-5

No. of Students to be served: 205

No. of Adults to be Served: 205

Times of Services:  Afterschool: 3:00-6:00 PM in one school, 4-7 in other schools; Summer:
         7:30 AM-2PM
In partnership with Commercial Township School District, Millville Public Schools is submitting this year three application to continue to offer a 21st Century Community Learning Center Program for 205, 4th and 5th graders at Haleyville Elementary School, Holly Heights Elementary School, Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, Rieck Avenue Elementary School, Silver Run Elementary School, RD Wood Elementary School and additionally RM Bacon Elementary School.  Students at these schools have access to a 21st CCLC Program in grade 6 - 8 at the Port Norris Middle School and Lakeside Middle School.  We will coordinate with the middle school 21st CCLC programs for seamless transitioning.

The 21st CCLC Program will be held three hours after school during the school year and for four weeks in the summer.  Each school exceeds the poverty requirements.

The 21st CCLC Program at each school includes the following goals:

  1. To provide high-quality educational and enrichment programs that will enable participants to improve academic achievement, and promote positive behavior and appropriate social interaction with peers and adults.
  2. To implement activities that promotes parental involvement and provides opportunities for literacy and related educational development to the families of participating youth.
  3. To measure participants' progress and program effectiveness through monitoring and evaluating.

All schools will include academics, social, emotional and physical activities.  Five schools have selected a Career Awareness theme and two schools have selected STEM to focus on the needs identified for their students. 

Educational Information and Resource Center is our evaluator and participated in developing the evaluation plan. The evaluation plan is an Action Research Plan with details included in the activity plan of the application.