Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program
Title IV, Part B, of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
2020 Spring Training
Out of an abundance of caution and in consideration of CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), DPI has decided to cancel the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) spring training events that were scheduled for April 20 in Wausau, and April 21 in Madison. In the next few weeks, we will be working with our presenters to make alternative arrangements for delivering their content to you, and we will be in touch as soon as we have more information to share.
If you made a hotel reservation for the night before the training, you should call the hotel directly to cancel the reservation. As a reminder, the contact information for the hotels is:
- Wausau-area Training:
- Holiday Inn & Suites - Wausau-Rothschild
- Phone: 715-355-1111 or toll free at 888-272-2792
- Madison Training:
- Clarion Suites Madison at Alliant Energy Center
- Phone: 608-284-1234
Archived Training and Technical Assistance
18th Annual Conference for 21st CCLC Grantees - Sessions
On September 23rd and 24th, the DPI hosted the 18th Annual Conference for Wisconsin's 21st CCLC Grantees. If you were unable to attend or missed a session but would like to review the material covered, please click on the titles below.
- Academic Enrichment
- Children With IEPs in 21st CCLCs
- Common Compliance Issues
- Lunch Time Address: 2019-20 Statewide Evaluation Update
- When Mindfulness Starts - Relationships Begin
- Safety and Security Responsibilities in a 21st CCLC
2019 New Grantee Orientation
On August 14th and 15th, DPI hosted a two-part series of webinars for new grantees. These webinars were a chance for those involved in developing and implementing the 21st CCLC grant for their school or community-based site to learn more about managing the grant and setting up and running an effective 21st CCLC program.
Webinar 1: This session will present grantees with an overview of the grant requirements. This session is most relevant to those who are responsible for managing the grant, including meeting grant reporting requirements, providing fiscal oversight of the grant, and ensuring the grant is in compliance with all grant requirements. Webinar 1: 21st CCLC Grant Management: The Basics
Webinar 2: This session will focus on the day-to-day operations of a high quality 21st CCLC program and will feature tips from experienced grantees. This session is most relevant to those who are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the grant. Webinar 2: You Got the Grant! Now What?
2019 Spring Training
On April 9 and 19, 2019 the DPI hosted its Spring Training for 21st CCLC Grantees. If you were unable to attend or missed a session but would like to review the material covered, please click on the titles below.
- WINGS presentation - SEL 101: Adult Awareness of SE Skills & Fostering a Positive Learning Environment
- DPI presentation - Strengthening SEL in CLC After-School Programs
- University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Consortium of Applied Research presentation: 2018-2019 Evaluation Summary + Plans for Future
17th Annual Conference for 21st CCLC Grantees - Sessions
On October 1 and 2, 2018, the DPI hosted the 17th Annual Conference for 21st CCLC Grantees. If you were unable to attend or missed a session but would like to review the material covered, please click on the titles below.
October 1- Pre-Conference
- Keynote Address: Being the Change: The Science and Practice of Social and Emotional Learning in Afterschool
- Being the Change II: Applied SEL Science and Practice, with Local Examples
- Effectively Advocating for Your Program
- Integrating STEM into Your CLC Program
- Lunch Time Address: Youth Engagement: Voice, Choice, and Leadership
- High-Impact Family Engagement Strategies for After-School Programs
- Youth Mental Health First Aid Overview
- How To Have a Successful After-School Program in a Small Town (School)
- Community Partnerships in Rural Wisconsin
- Closing Keynote Address: Creating Safe and Supportive Environments for All Students: Welcoming LGBTQ+ Students into After-School Spaces
New Grantee Orientation
On August 20th and 21st, DPI hosted a two-part series of webinars for new grantees. These webinars were a chance for those involved in developing and implementing the 21st CCLC grant for their school or community-based site to learn more about managing the grant and setting up and running an effective CLC program.
Webinar 1: This session focused on the programmatic requirements of the grant, including the minimum number of hours and participants, program objectives and evaluation procedures, required and allowable program activities, parent/guardian programming requirements, expectations for staff development, and expectations for collaboration with the day school, parents/guardians, and the community. This session is particularly helpful for those involved in the day-to-day operations of the program, such as site-level coordinators. Webinar 1: You Got the Grant! Now What?
Webinar 2: This session presented grantees with an overview of the requirements for managing the grant, including making claims for reimbursement, submitting budget change requests, collecting and reporting required data, and completing the Yearly Progress Report (YPR). This session is particularly helpful for those involved in managing the grant, such as district-level coordinators. Webinar 2: Grant Management: The Basics
Afterschool Snack Program Resource
The DPI School Nutrition team recently produced a webcast on the ins and outs of the Afterschool Snack Program. 21st CCLC grantees are strongly encouraged to view the webcast to learn more about the program and how to enroll, if they haven't already. The webcast provides a review of the eligibility requirements, reimbursement process, and how to create a reimbursable snack. View the Afterschool Snack presentation here!
Career and College Readiness Webinar
Facilitated by Foundations, Inc. trainers, this webinar introduces participants to what it means to support college and career readiness in an afterschool program. Learn how to support students ages 11 and up in building the capacity to identify, take, and complete the next steps to prepare for the college and career experiences they want to pursue. Explore examples of activities from actual college and career readiness programs and receive tips, strategies, and resources to help you plan and implement developmentally appropriate programming that equips youth for their future paths in higher education and work.
This link will access the webinar. Passcode: readiness.