Florida's 21st CCLC

Children’s Services Council
21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)

As part of President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind Act”, the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Project, was created to maximize the quality of After-school & Summer Programs for students residing in low-income areas and/or attending low-performing schools.

 Through this initiative, Children’s Services Council has proudly championed the cause of targeting High School students (9th Grade to 12th Grade) that attend Title 1 eligible schools. We provide wholesome Academic and Personal Enrichment activities. Our 21st CCLC Project proudly collaborates with The School Board of Broward County and has contracted both Hispanic Unity of Florida and the YMCA of Broward County to be our Providers.

Who are CSC’s 21st CCLC Service Providers?

About Hispanic Unity of  Florida (HUF)

Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF) is a nationally recognized and award winning organization that has been serving the Broward community for 30 years.  Founded in 1982 by community leaders who recognized Broward County’s growing role as a haven for Spanish-speaking immigrants and refugees, HUF has grown to serve diverse and multicultural low-income individuals from the United States as well as over 25 other countries.  This organization’s mission is:

Empowering Hispanics and other members of the community to become self-sufficient and lead productive lives.  Each year, HUF provides a diverse range of wrap-around services to help over 25,000 clients of all ages, from toddlers to seniors, successfully transition to a productive new life.  The agency achieves this goal through the provision of 21 core programs in the areas of education, case management, economic development, employment, health and legal services.

About YMCA

The Y was founded in 1844 and has grown to be the largest cause-driven charitable non-profit organization in the United States.  The Y extends its reach to communities and continues to change lives.  The three areas of focus are “Youth Development”, to nurture the potential of every young person.  ”Healthy Living” to improve our community’s health and well-being and “Social Responsibility” to provide opportunities to support neighbors.  Our promise is to strengthen the foundations of community.

For generations, through numerous initiatives, the Y has supported academic achievement, emotional and physical fitness  healthy bonding, and pro-social activities that enhance education, socialization, life skills and recreation for high school age youth.

Oversight by CSC Staff

The 21st CCLC programs are funded through the FDOE grand received by the CSC.  In addition, CSC matches additional funding to provide a richer program. The CSC offers comprehensive support to Hispanic Unity, the YMCA and program staff.  CSC conducts regular site visits to address program needs and help deliver high quality services.

For nformation on the Grant Narrative for McArthur High, Piper High and Plantation High click here

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