News and Events
This year a new afterschool award has been included in the Child Development Bureau’s 2015 Early Childhood and Afterschool celebration on April 14, 2015.
“NHAN (New Hampshire Afterschool Network) Excellence in Afterschool Award” celebrates a commitment to quality and professionalism in the field of afterschool. This award will be presented to an afterschool professional who: fosters and encourages the development and sustainability of high quality afterschool programming, improves afterschool professionalism, and improves program quality by providing a wide variety of extended learning opportunities during out-of-school hours.
Please join us in congratulating our very own Site Coordinator, Norma Gonzalez, as she is recognized as this year’s NHAN Excellence in Afterschool Award recipient. For the past eight years, Norma has worked at Beech Street Elementary School providing high-quality enrichment programs, as well as, support and encouragement to the students and families in one of the highest need and most diverse schools in New Hampshire. She consistently strives to bring new experiences to her students and families so that they may grow not only as students, but also as contributing members of their community.
Norma continuously goes above and beyond not only for her own students, but for all students city-wide, as she looks to bring new experiences to all twelve of our afterschool programs. Thank you Norma for all of your hard work!
Recently the elimination of dedicated 21st CCLC funding has been proposed. The draft Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization bill put forth by Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) last week would eliminate the dedicated 21st CCLC funding for afterschool, before-school and summer learning programs.
In New Hampshire alone, we serve over 10,000 children and youth from communities in the greatest need without turning away students based on ability to pay. We work towards building stronger communities and community partnerships to improve student academic success and help working families.
Absence of the 21st CCLC funding would directly impact the services we provide to the students of Manchester, NH.
Contact information for Senators:
(603) 647-7500 or: shaheen.senate.gov
(603) 622-7979 or: ayotte.senate.gov
As the weather continues to drop, take a look at Protection from the Cold for tips on how to stay warm!
The holidays are coming up, or in some cases, are already here! We would like to update you on what the 21st Century Community Learning Centers schedule is for the rest of the month.
We will continue to offer programming on regular school days up through Monday, December 22nd. Morning program will still take place at Beech, Gossler Park, Hallsville, McDonough, Northwest, Parker-Varney, and Wilson Elementary Schools on December 23rd. There will be no afterschool program beginning on Wednesday, December 23rd.
Regular programming will resume on Monday, January 5th.
Enjoy your vacation!
st CCLC would like to thank program staff, City Year, the Training Station's Aaron Butler, and all attendees for helping make this year’s celebration one to remember. We hope to see even more people next year!
This Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM Beech Street Elementary School will host our annual Lights on Afterschool celebration. Our event is free and open to the public. Children and their families are invited to participate in interactive enrichment activities that are engaging for all ages. There will be a variety of art projects, a photo booth, and face painting. Families also will have a chance to learn about some of our program offerings, and chat with the staff members and community partners that work with the 21st CCLC.
The 21st CCLC Program would like to welcome back all students, and wish them an excellent first day of school! Our afterschool program will start back up on Monday, September 15th. Be sure to keep an eye out for flyers and registration forms that will soon be available at your child’s participating school, and can also be found here on our website. We’re excited to kick off another great year together!