21st Century Community Learning Centers

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

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STEM Ready America

STEM Ready America is a compendium from 40 authors presenting bold and persuasive evidence—as well as real-world examples of effective practices, programs, and partnerships—on how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge and skills are preparing young people to be successful in school today and the workforce tomorrow.

Beyond the Bell

Beyond the bell: A toolkit for creating effective afterschool and expanded learning programs. All Oregon 21st CCLC programs have received a copy of this resource and a flashdrive of tools.

Topics include:

Chapter 1: Management
Chapter 2: Program Design
Chapter 3: Partnerships and Collaboration
Chapter 4: Program Delivery
Chapter 5: Evaluation
Chapter 6: Program Improvement

21st CCLC Nuts and Bolts Sept. 2016
You Can Make a Difference in Oregon's Graduation Rate!

Oregon has a low graduation rate compared to other states: The 3rd-lowest in the US according to recent news. Oregon’s 21st CCLC programs are perfectly positioned to make a real difference. Oregon’s 21st CCLC program currently funds 20 High schools and 21 Middle Schools. We want to help improve College and Career Readiness by working effectively to support student success opportunities. A contributing factor to Oregon’s high rates of chronic absenteeism is partially due to a lack of availability of career-related resources and options for students. In contrast, when students join even a few CTE-related courses, their chances of graduating increase greatly.

ODE plans to support all 21st CCLC grantees serving grades 6-12 to develop robust evidence-based practices and resources to help in this College and Career Readiness challenge. This is a perfect opportunity for 21st CCLC to become a powerful catalyst. This challenge is big for us as providers -- but for students we serve, who may lack opportunities, it’s overwhelming.

PowerPoint of the Nuts and Bolts Webinar.

21st CCLC Orientation Modules

21st CCLC Orientation Training Checklist
Resources for Orientation Modules

Module 1: The Basics provides support for new staff and volunteers in 21st CCLC programs. topics include:
  • CCLC history
  • Core components of all CCLC programs
  • Grant requirements

Module 2: Staff & Volunteer Guidance

This module covers:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Ongoing staff duties and responsibilities
  • Expectations to develop professionally

Orientation Module Survey

Do you find these modules useful and informative? Would you like to see other topics covered in future modules?  Take our 3 minute survey and give us your thoughts.
Transition to High School Toolkit

Learn about research-based strategies that help students and parents tackle the transition from middle to high school and the associated social and academic challenges. Includes best practices from Oregon GEAR UP schools.

Download the accompanying print-and-use resources: College Admission Requirements; Event Evaluation; Freshman Transition Camp; Summer Bridge Program

21st CCLC Side-by-Side: NCLB & ESSA

This document compares the statutes of the 2001 NCLB 21st CCLC federal legislation with the 2015 ESSA 21st CCLC federal legislation. Language removed from NCLB is shaded (in blue) and language added in ESSA is shaded (in yellow).

This document supplies interested community learning center providers, partners and stakeholders with a comparison to help statewide and local communication, planning and preparation efforts for transition to ESSA implementation. The document is intended to serve as a working document that has been reviewed yet may not yet be fully error or omission-free.

Sample Job Descriptions and Considerations for Hiring Qualified Staff

21st CCLCHiring qualified staff is crucial to the success of any 21st CCLC program.

The job descriptions included can be downloaded and modified to meet the needs of your program.

Considerations for creating 21st CCLC job descriptions

Sample job descriptions for:

Community Supported STEAM Innovations
Timeline for 21st CCLC RFA - Tentative

Tentative Timeline for 21st CCLC 2018-2023 Grant Request for Application (RFA)

There is a new process that requires approval from the Department of Justice (DOJ) before we can disseminate the RFA. This has changed the tentative timeline Ron Speck sent out in a previous email. I’ve attached an updated timeline for your reference. Please note the timeline is dependent on the DOJ approval process. 

21st CCLC Fall Conference 2017 Resources and Materials

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