News and Events


Thank You!

posted Oct 31, 2016, 6:47 AM by Samantha Richard

Thank you to everyone who made our Lights On Afterschool events such a success! A special thank you to Pasquale's Ristorante & Brick Oven PizzeriaPuritan BackroomDomino's Pizza, and Elm St. Dunkin Donuts
for their delicious food donations!

Celebrate Lights On! Afterschool

posted Oct 11, 2016, 9:37 AM by Samantha Richard


October 19-20

posted Oct 11, 2016, 7:38 AM by Samantha Richard

Due to teacher conferences on October 19th, there will be no afterschool programs at the elementary schools (with the exception of Hallsville). Middle School programs will run as normal. On October 20th, there will be no afterschool programs at the elementary schools due to early release. Our annual Lights On! celebration will take place from 3pm - 5pm Oct 20th, more details to come.

Onward and Upward - Program News

posted Sep 21, 2016, 7:34 AM by Samantha Richard

The most recent newsletter can now be found on our website.  Make sure to take a look at what's been happening lately over at 21st Century!

Welcome Back!

posted Sep 6, 2016, 8:21 AM by Samantha Richard

Happy first day of school to all of our students, teachers, and staff! Our program flyers will be going home with students within the week. Session 1 begins on September 19th and run until November 10th. We are looking forward to an exciting year with you all!

The Manchester 21st CCLC is now on Facebook!

posted Oct 13, 2015, 9:18 AM by Samantha Richard   [ updated Oct 13, 2015, 9:19 AM ]

Be sure to like our page for even more program news and updates!
                                         https://www.facebook.com/21stCenturyManchester

Congratulations, Norma!

posted Mar 3, 2015, 10:28 AM by Samantha Richard

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!

An Immediate Call to Action

posted Jan 29, 2015, 11:19 AM by Samantha Richard   [ updated Mar 13, 2015, 8:17 AM ]

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:

 Senator Shaheen:

(603) 647-7500 or: shaheen.senate.gov

 Senator Ayotte:

(603) 622-7979 or: ayotte.senate.gov


Thank you!

A reminder to keep warm!

posted Jan 8, 2015, 7:11 AM by Samantha Richard   [ updated Jan 8, 2015, 7:18 AM ]

As the weather continues to drop, take a look at Protection from the Cold for tips on how to stay warm!

2014 Manchester Christmas Parade

posted Dec 3, 2014, 7:34 AM by Samantha Richard

21st CCLC students and staff will once again be marching in Manchester's Christmas Parade! This year's theme is "Christmas in Cinema". We ask that you dress the part, if possible. Be sure to wear layers and bring gloves, but feel free to dress in the spirit of the season. You can also bring your favorite small toy to carry in the parade! Students must be dropped off at 1750 Elm St., the Brady Sullivan building parking lot no later than 3 pm in order to participate. Parents/guardians/family members are encouraged to walk in the parade as well. Pick- Up will be at approximately 4:45 pm at the end of the parade route, on the corner of Elm Street and Lake Avenue. If the parade is cancelled on Saturday, the rain date is Sunday, December 7th. Permission slips are available with site coordinators and must be signed and returned in order to participate. There is no cost to this event!

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