Fayetteville State University Receives Funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Fayetteville State University has received notification of funding in the amount $1,360,000 for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC). The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is design to provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for students who attend Title I Schools. The services provided at the centers are designed to reinforce and complement the skills students need to be successful in core classes such as math, English and science. Other services include assistance in helping middle school students and parents transition into high school, activities that decrease summer learning loss, college access support to increase post-secondary enrollment and 21st Century skills development for work-force readiness.
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers are in partnership with Cumberland County Schools and Fayetteville/Cumberland Parks and Recreation. The host sites will be at Cliffdale Recreation Center, Smith Recreation Center and Westover Recreation Center and the target schools to be served are Douglas Byrd Middle School, Anne Chesnutt Middle School, Luther Nick Jeralds Middle School, Westover Middle School, E.E. Smith High School, Westover High School, and Seventy-First High School.
Dr. Teresa Thompson-Pinckney, Director of the Office of College Access Programs said, “We are grateful to have leveraged additional resources to support the needs of students and parents in Cumberland County. This 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is a high school model (8th-12th graders) that will enable us to support students after school, on Saturdays and during summer months to provide students with support with a seamless pipeline from middle school to high school and into college and the workforce.”
Fayetteville State University’s Office of College Access Programs mission is to encourage and assist youth who are traditionally under-represented in post-secondary education with preparation for, entry into, and completion of a post-secondary education. The Office of College Access Programs is comprised of programs that include GEAR UP, Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound (Classic), Upward Bound Math & Science and AmeriCorps VISTA. The office provides services to students, parents, and educators in Cumberland, Hoke, and Robeson Counties.
For additional information about the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, please call 910-672-1034.