Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz Announces Recipients of 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Grants

Monday, March 24, 2014
David Galvin
Executive Director of Communications
(317) 232-6615
dgalvin@doe.in.gov

Fifty-three organizations serving 184 afterschool sites will receive 21st Century Community Learning Center grants designed to provide academic enrichment opportunities for students. Grant awards range from $50,000 to $300,000. The total award for this year is approximately $11.1 million.

“I look forward to working with these community organizations over the coming years as we continue to increase student performance throughout Indiana,” said Superintendent Ritz. “These groups work throughout the state to support student learning and development in communities affected by poverty. I am honored to award these organizations which are working every day to strengthen our communities.”

21st Century Community Learning Centers provide a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development, including academic enrichment, tutoring and mentoring, and homework help, as well as music, arts, sports and cultural activities. They also offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is an afterschool initiative authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The funded programs are intended specifically to assist students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.

A total of 78 school corporations, nonprofits and community organizations applied for grants. Projects can be funded for a period of three (3) to five (5) years. This year’s awards will be funded for four (4) years and five (5) months based upon annual reviews and successful implementation. This year’s grant recipients join 24 grant recipients already serving 69 sites across Indiana.

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants 2014 Recipients:

A Better Way Services, Inc $275,000
Archdiocese of Indianapolis $300,000
AYS, Inc $175,000
Ball State University $200,000
Barbara B Jordan YMCA $150,000
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation $165,000
Beech Grove City Schools $175,000
Blue River Services, Inc $250,000
Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis $300,000
Boys & Girls Club of Mogran County $150,000
Boys & Girls Club of St Joseph County $300,000
Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County $125,000
Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County, Inc $200,000
Christel House Academy $200,000
Communities in Schools of Clark County, Inc $250,000
Communities in Schools of East Chicago $150,000
Community Schools of Frankfort $175,000
Crawford County Community School Corporation $275,000
Crawfordsville Community Schools $250,000
East Allen Family Resource Center $175,000
Elkhart Community Schools $150,000
Emma Donnan Middle School $150,000
Emmerich Manual High School $150,000
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation $275,000
Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation $275,000
Indiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs $200,000
John H Boner Community Center $300,000
Lafayette School Corporation $150,000
Lake Ridge Schools $175,000
Martin University $175,000
Medora Community Schools $200,000
Michigan City Area Schools $300,000
Monroe County Community School Corporation $300,000
MSD of Decatur Township $150,000
MSD of Pike Township $275,000
MSD of Warren Township $275,000
New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation $250,000
New Prairie United School Corporation $175,000
North Adams Community Schools $300,000
Paramount School of Excellence $175,000
Perry Central Community School Corporation $160,000
Ruth Lilly Health Education Center $150,000
Scott County School District 1 $275,000
Scott County School District 2 $175,000
South Bend Community School Corporation $50,000
Southwest Dubois County School Corporation $225,000
Steuben County Literacy Coalition $250,000
T C Howe Community High School $125,000
Tell City-Troy Township School Corporation $200,000
The Link/Whitewater College Programs, Inc $175,000
The Starke County Youth Club, Inc $175,000
Vigo County School Corporation $150,000
YMCA of Southwestern Indiana $280,000
TOTAL AWARD AMOUNT $11,130,000
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