The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is to establish or expand
community learning centers that provide students with enrichment opportunities during those times school is
not in session. 21st CCLC centers can be located in elementary or secondary schools or other similarly accessible
community facilities. 21st CCLC must provide a range of high quality services to support student learning and
development. These services may include tutoring and mentoring, homework help, academic enrichment,
music, arts, sports, cultural activities, and community service opportunities. At the same time 21st CCLC centers
must serve the families of participating students through family literacy programs.