Park Forest–Chicago Heights X-STEAM 21st CCLC Sets Thermostat for Program Climate
In addition to academic and enrichment activities, Park Forest–Chicago Heights X-STEAM 21st CCLC program is committed to providing a positive climate for everyone involved. Strategies include the program’s mission, staff development, student-centered programming, and more.
News from the Field
Community Connections Through Art and Storytelling at CAPE 21st CCLC
For the past three years, students at Chicago Arts Partnership in Education (CAPE) 21st CCLC program have been partnering with local artists to explore relationships between the classroom and their communities and to tell their neighborhoods’ stories. Through arts integration, the artists and classroom teachers collaborate to integrate music, visual arts, dance, digital media, and drama into their academic lessons.
Summer Learning Recruitment Guide
If your 21st CCLC is offering summer programming, be sure to check out this summer learning recruitment guide from the Wallace Foundation. The guide includes strategies for messaging and recruitment, and a list of essential, recommended, and optional recruitment tactics.
Exploring the Environment in Afterschool
Interested in providing environmental education in your afterschool program? This archived webinar from the Afterschool Alliance shares tools, resources, and curricula for offering environmental education in afterschool. Presenters include experts from Plum Landing, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Science Action Club. Free registration is required to watch the webinar.
Information for Grantees
Important Dates and Events
Grants and Other Opportunities
Travelers provides funding to support initiatives that improve academic and career success for youth who are disadvantaged. Focus areas include initiatives in middle and high school achievement, college preparation and degree attainment, career awareness and readiness, and education equity. Learn more on the Travelers website.
Kaboom and Dr Pepper Snapple Group are offering "Build It Yourself" grants that allow organizations to purchase playground equipment. Grantees will lead their community through a self-guided planning process, using $15,000 grants towards the cost of playground equipment and assembling the playground using the KaBOOM! community-build model. Learn more on the KaBoom! website.
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