21st Century Community Learning Centers

Pender County Schools provides a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program through a grant administered by the North Carolina Department
of Public Instruction.  The program provides expanded learning opportunities for eligible students in Title 1 schools beyond the regular school hours.

Academic enrichment in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math is the primary focus of the program. Additional components build social and physical skills through activities in fitness, sports, arts, and culture. Students are engaged in activities and on-going relationships that increase confidence and encourage success at home, in school, and in the community. 

1st CCLC Program Components:


  • A Healthy Snack
  • Homework Assistance
  • Tutoring 
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Recreation/Cultural Arts
  • Summer Enrichment Activities

Program Goals and Expectations

Goal 1: To improve the academic performance of students by extending the regular school-day curriculum using a variety of activities, including the use of technology, based on North Carolina Common Core Standards.

Goal 2: To develop in students a sense of responsibility, appropriate behavior, and work habits that contributes to their academic success.

Goal 3: To provide students with opportunities to participate in activities related to the arts, recreation, and physical fitness that they may not otherwise experience.

Goal 4: To provide families with support services and assist them in supporting their children’s 

Locations and Staff 

Burgaw Elementary School
(910) 259-0145
Carol Johnson, Site Coordinator

Cape Fear Elementary School
(910) 602-3767
Evanne Craig, Site Coordinator 

Malpass Corner Elementary School
(910) 283-5889
Shianne Daniels, Site Coordinator

North Topsail Elementary School
(910) 270-0694
Jaclyn Arnson, Site Coordinator

Rocky Point Elementary School
(910) 675-2309
Natasha Gouge, Site Coordinator

Partners and Volunteers Needed
Get involved! Become a Pender County Schools 21st Century Community Learning Center volunteer
or partner today! 
Share your hobby, talents or interests by volunteering one hour per week, one or two
days per week. Additionally,the program needs the support of businesses and organizations to help keep 
students on the path to academic achievement. If you are interested in volunteer and/or partnership 
opportunities, please contact Joyce Keith, Program Director, 
(910) 259-2187.

Contact the 21st CCLC Site Coordinator at your child's school or 
Joyce Keith, 21st CCLC Program Director 
Pender County Schools
(910) 259-2187