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21st Century Community Learning Center: Training & Technical Assistance

17th Annual 21st Century Community Learning Center
Grantee Conference!
October 1 - 2, 2018
Kalahari Resorts Dells*
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965


Register now for the Annual Wisconsin 21st Century Community Learning Center (CLC) Grantee Conference! Due to limited capacity, registration is limited to two attendees per site at this time. We hope to be able to expand this limit once all sites have had a chance to register a representative. Each grantee must be represented at the conference as an expectation of the grant award. Register today to guarantee your spot!

The Pre-Conference on Monday, October 1, will be divided into two sessions. We are excited to welcome American Institutes for Research (AIR) to train site coordinators in the morning - - more details about the training coming soon! And the Wisconsin CLC team will also be providing the annual grants management session in the afternoon.

On Tuesday, October 2, Dr. Charles Smith, owner and Principal Consultant at QTurn, will deliver a keynote address on social and emotional learning in the afterschool field. Dr. Smith spent the past decade as Founder and Executive Director of the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality and as a Senior Vice President at the Forum for Youth Investment. Following the keynote will be a variety of workshops and presentations, as well as opportunities to visit with a diverse group of after-school vendors. Finally, we will conclude our conference with an engaging presentation by Molly Herrmann, DPI Consultant: Creating Safe and Supportive Environments for All Students: Welcoming LGBTQ+ Students into After-School Spaces. Come learn about the challenges LGBTQ+ students face and the ways in which caring adults can provide support and create spaces where everyone feels welcome. Expect visualization, conversation, terminology and data, resources, and practical advice.

Registration is available here.

*To reserve your hotel room at the Kalahari, please call (877) 253-5466 (toll free) on or before August 31, 2018 and ask for the 2018 Annual CLC Fall Conference room block. A limited number of rooms are available at "state rates" for:
- Sunday, September 30, 2018 (the night before the pre-conference)
- Monday, October 1, 2018 (the night before the conference)

"State Rates" are:
- Single room: $82/night plus tax
- Double/triple/quad room: $129/night plus tax

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 Descriptions:

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

Archived Training and Technical Assistance


Summer Institute for New Grantees

On August 7-8, 2017, DPI hosted a two-day Summer Institute for new 21st Century Community Learning Center grantees. Participants had the opportunity to review grant and evaluation requirements, plan for the upcoming school year, hear about best practices from peers, and engage in a series of workshops hosted by the Wisconsin Afterschool Network. Some of the presentation materials are below. For questions regarding this event, please contact Tanya Morin, (608) 267-9393.

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!

2016 21st CCLC Grantee Conference Materials

2015 New Grantee Webinar

On August 11 & 12, 2015, DPI Consultants, Gary Sumnicht, Tanya Morin, and Alison Wineberg hosted webinars for new 21st CCLC grantees.

  • Nancy Cedar from Wausau School District joined the Part I webinar to share her personal tips for successfully starting a 21st CCLC program. Below is a summary of her advice for new programs.

2015-16 Grant Writing Workshop

On November 24, 2014, DPI staff hosted a webinar for potential applicants. This link will enable you to view the recorded webinar

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.

On November 10, 2009, DPI hosted a Wisline Web workshop for 21st CCLC applicants. You can access the workshop by visiting
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On May 8, 2008, Jennifer Dahnke and Paul Young presented strategies and ideas to partner with your building principals. The PowerPoint presentation and the executive summary of "Leading After-School Learning Communities" are available for viewing through the following links.
Aligning the Learning Day: Collaboration Strategies for Principals & After-School Program Directors
Leading After-School Learning Communities: What Principals Should Know And Be Able To Do

SERVE Toolkit Follow-up and APR/PPICS Update (May 2007)
21st CCLC Profile and Performance Information Collection System (PPICS).
National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning Toolkit Training: Follow-up, Technology and Arts.

SERVE Introduction and Materials (February 2007)
SERVE Center WisLine Math Games
SERVE WisLine Math Games Handouts
SERVE WisLine Math Games Script

Introduction to Sustainability Planning (February 2006)
A PDF version of the presentation by Bridget Gothberg and members of DPI's CLC team

Strengthening School, Family and Community Partnerships in CLC Programs (May 2005)
A PDF version of the presentation by Joyce Epstein

Creating Extraordinary Afterschool Learning Experiences (February 2005)
A PDF version of the presentation by DPI and UW-Extension

Connecting Your Afterschool Program with Reading (February 2004)
A PDF version of the presentation on reading strategies for afterschool programs

Quality Partnerships (December 2003)
A PDF version of the presentation hosted by members of DPI's CLC team

For questions about this information, contact Alison Wineberg (608) 267-3751