New Jersey Department of Education Office of Student Support Services 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program and Out-of-School Time Resources

Project Director: Dawn Rice-Bivens
P. O. Box 784
Pleasantville, NJ 08232
Phone: 609-677-0080      
Cell: 609-457-5075
Fax: 609-677-0087
Email: drbivens.care@verizon.net

County: Atlantic

Servicing School District: Pleasantville
CCLC Sites: Middle School of Pleasantville, Oasis United Methodist Church, Salem United Methodist Church, Leeds Avenue School and Washington Avenue School

Partners: Pleasantville Public Schools, Atlantic Preventive Resources, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Inc.-Atlantic City Alumnae Chapter, The Pleasantville’s Weed and Seed Graduated Site, Oasis United Methodist, PleasanTech Charter School, Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Atlantic County, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Atlantic County-SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Awareness Program) and Salem United Methodist Church

Serving Grade Level: 4th through 9th grade
No. of Students to be Served: 200                   
No. of Adults to be Served: 30

Times of Services: Salem Site 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Middle School of Pleasantville: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM       Summer: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The 21st CCLC program in Pleasantville functions as C.A.R.E (Combining Academics Recreation and Enjoyment).  Our target population is of the approximate 4,500 students attending Pleasantville Public Schools and surrounding school in grades 4-9.  C.A.R.E. has put together various comprehensive programs that are designed to offer academic instruction, remedial tutoring, counseling, mentoring, character education, and artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities to students and their families.  Most of the activities for the students meet the NJ State Core Curriculum Content Standards.  C.A.R.E. offers the families, our participating students, various enrichment programs such as: family literacy activities, computers labs, and life skills seminars.Our centers are open Monday – Friday from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM throughout the school year.  In an effort to further support our parents, selected C.A.R.E. sites are open from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM when schools are closed for teacher in-service days, the NJEA convention, and spring break. During the summer, the program operates weekdays from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.