Federal funding renewed for seven CLC sites

The Nebraska State Board of Education recently voted to approve federal grants that will continue to fund seven Lincoln Community Learning Center (CLC) sites across the city.

Programs at Calvert Elementary School, Park Middle School and North Star High School received $140,940 in 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant funding. Programs at Arnold Elementary School, McPhee Elementary School, Norwood Park Elementary School and Dawes Middle School received $143,985 in funding.

"Lincoln Community Learning Centers focus on smart kids, thriving families and strong neighborhoods, and never is that work more important than now,” said Lincoln CLC Director Nola Derby-Bennett. “We are so pleased to look to the future and to continue this important support to our community."

The city’s 29 CLCs are located in schools throughout the city. They provide a fun, educational delivery system that uses neighborhood schools as the central gathering place for students, families and neighborhoods.

CLC clubs provide high-quality academic and enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children. These clubs offer a variety of activities that complement and amplify what they’re learning in school. CLC clubs help develop problem-solving and creative thinking skills, as well as encourage community and parent engagement for the success of children.

Published: April 13, 2020, Updated: April 13, 2020