21st Century Community Learning Centers

Improving the outcomes of students in Oregon's 21st CCLC programs

Spotlight on Salem-Keizer Education Foundation

Programs Served:

Grant Community School  K-5, Washington Elementary School K-5, Highland Elementary School K-5, br>
Claggett Creek Middle School 6-8, Parrish Middle School 6-8, Stephens Middle School 6-8,
McKay High School 9-12, North High School 9-12.

Director: Jodi Blackman |  jodi@skeducationfoundation.org  | 503-364-2933

Washington Elementary

2 rows of children and adult in gym

SKEF's Enrichment academy partners with Ballet Folklorico to provide traditional Latino dance training and cultural awareness to students at Washington Elementary. The program has been teaching dance to Salem-Keizer public school students since 2004. Ballet Folklorico is a program provided by the Salem-based organization ENLACE Cross-Cultural Community Development Project.

ENLACE is an entrepreneurial community project that collaborates and interacts with individuals, businesses, organizations, schools, churches and leaders to implement cross-cultural strategies. ENLACE promotes community involvement and supports community development. Through educational programs, cross-cultural strategies, trainings and leadership development, ENLACE inspires children, youth and adults from minority’s communities with a focus on Latino communities.

Washington students practice different dances and perform for school audiences and parents in traditional costume.

Claggett Creek Middle School

students sitting at long table painting

We first introduced Young at Art to our Enrichment Academy at Claggett in the Fall of 2016. We started out with classes that were every 2 weeks and during the off weeks, students would come and ask why there wasn’t a class during that week. On our first day, we had 43 kids and the number has not decreased over the past year

Each week our students learn about mixing colors or about famous painters and their paintings. The number one reason why our class is so successful, is because our students truly understand what a privilege it is to have the opportunity to paint every week, something that many of them have never had. We feel very fortunate to be able to expose our students to fine art and have seen the interest in art and the study of fine arts increase due to this class.

McKay High School

rows of students sitting at tables with computers

McKay’s after school tutoring program provides free tutoring sessions for students who need help with their homework and assignments. Students registered in this program are tutored in the library at McKay High School. The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities to extend our students' learning time to outside the regular classroom day. The after school tutoring and homework program gives students an opportunity to do homework, use computers, and get help and/or study in a pleasant, well-supervised environment. After School tutoring at McKay High School strives to foster the academic growth and development of all students. The goal is to provide a comfortable and supportive environment that encourages students to achieve their academic goals.

North Salem High School

students sitting at table with adults, bulletin board with text "to serve" and "apply for scholarships"

Our main focus at North Salem High School is to inspire students to achieve success after high school. With our ASPIRE Program, we get one step closer to achieving this goal. This year, our ASPIRE Program is serving 480 students from 9th to 12th grade. Without the volunteerism of our 35 mentors, this program would not be successful. Our volunteers have served our students for over 200 hours! We have built our College & Career Center with the focus on making it accessible to all our students. We understand that all our students plan to take different paths after high school. With that in mind, we not only give them college resources, but resources to help them find a job or a technical career after high school.

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