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Afterschool Focus: Social-Emotional Learning
Although the 21st CCLC program often focuses on academic enrichment, an increase in students’ social-emotional skills is also one of the goals of the Illinois 21st CCLC program.
Read more about social emotional-learning and afterschool. >
Program Profile: America SCORES Chicago
America SCORES Chicago’s unique programming mix of soccer, poetry, and service learning gives students the means and the motivation to become leaders in their schools and communities. The organization focuses on these three activities to address specific needs in the community.
Learn more about America SCORES Chicago. >
News from the Field: CCAP Students Learn About the Art and Science of Music Recording
This past summer, the Center for Community Arts Partnerships (CCAP) at Columbia College Chicago 21st CCLC offered Audio Insights, a summer program that enabled eight high school students to learn about live and recorded sound design, engineering, and production.
Learn more about the Center for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College Chicago. >
Leveraging Afterschool Opportunities to Support College and Career Readiness
Did you miss our September 17 webinar on afterschool and college and career readiness? The webinar recording is now available on the Illinois Quality Afterschool website. Presentation slides and a link to the Strategic Workforce Assessment Program are also available.
Watch the webinar recording. >
Lights on Afterschool
Lights on Afterschool takes place on October 23 this year. Organized by the Afterschool Alliance, this nationwide event celebrates afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. Registration information and resources are available online.
Learn more about Lights on Afterschool. >
New Literacy Resources
The U.S. Department of Education's You for Youth (Y4Y) site has new resources. There is a new litearcy content module, including an overview, implementation strategies, training resources, and tools for instructors.
View the module. >
Information for Grantees
Important Dates and Events
- October 15 — Webinar: Partnering with School and Community
- October 23 — Lights on Afterschool (Registration information available on the Afterschool Alliance website.)
- November 12 — Webinar
- November 19 — Fall 2014 Resource Bulletin Release
Grants and Other Opportunities
Wild Ones Seeds for Education Grant Program. This grant program provides resources for places of learning to plant and maintain natural landscapes. Project goals should focus on the enhancement and development of an appreciation for nature using native plants. Projects must emphasize involvement of students and volunteers in all phases of development and increase the educational value of the site. Information is available on the Wild Ones website. The grant deadline is October 15.
Classics for Kids Stringed Instrument Grants. The Classics for Kids Foundation aims to bridge the funding gap and enhance school music programs by providing matching grants for new stringed instruments. Additional information can be found on the Classics for Kids website. Grants are awarded quarterly, and the next deadline is on December 31.
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