NJSACC has been contracted by the New Jersey Department of Education to develop and conduct capacity building training and technical assistance to Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program staff and other eligible entities within New Jersey. We ensure the implementation of quality programming and assist the department in supporting sustainable practices that enhance or improve students’ academic performance.
In 1997, the Charles Stewart Mott foundation entered into a unique public/private partnership with the U.S. Department of Education to support the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative. The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) are federally funded programs designed to utilize after school hours by providing additional academics and learning opportunities that complement the school day; mentoring for young people by caring adults; lifelong learning opportunities for community members; and safe places to support these activities during out-of-school time.
The New Jersey Department of Education provides further support for out-of-school-time programs in NJ, which include those before school, after school or in the summer. At NJSACC, we are contracted to offer training and technical assistance to all NJDOE Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grantees.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact NJSACC for more information here.
New Jersey Quality Standards for Afterschool At-A-Glance
The NJ Quality Standards for Afterschool – together with the Assessment Tool – is a resource that afterschool programs can use for self-evaluation. It should be part of a process of continuous quality improvement.
- Click here to learn more.
NAA Disaster Preparedness Toolkit
Disaster Preparedness: Continuity of Organizational Operations Plan – Forms, Checklists and Resources:
- Click here to download this toolkit.
The Afterschool Guide to Social and Emotional Learning
The Afterschool Guide to SEL is a compilation of a variety of resources to help afterschool professionals better understand SEL, the competencies and the role SEL plays within afterschool programs. These resources provide information about the importance and benefits of SEL, strategies to integrate SEL practice into afterschool programming and examples of successful programs built around SEL practice. Regardless of proficiency with SEL practice, the resources within this guide may be used to enhance the SEL experiences offered to youth.
- Click here to learn more.
Below is a resource list that NJDOE 21st CCLC Project Directors can utilize for their programs
- New Jersey Department of Education
- Nita M. Lowey 21CCLC grantees
- Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC Logo (for download)
- UDE Nita M. Lowey 21CCLC contacts
- Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success
Nita M. Lowey 21CCLC grantees list (2022-2023):
- Academy for Urban Leadership
- After-School All Stars
- Aspira, Inc. of New Jersey
- Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City
- Boys & Girls Club of Camden County
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Garfield
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Lower Bergen County, Inc.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Paterson & Passaic
- Bridgeton School District
- Buena Regional
- Camden County College
- Camden County Vocational School District
- Children’s Home Society
- Clayton School District
- Cliffside Park School District
- Clifton School District
- Community Charter School of Paterson
- East Newark
- East Orange
- Egg Harbor City
- FOCUS Hispanic Center for Community Development Inc.
- Freehold Borough School District
- Future Leaders Organization
- Glassboro Child Development Center
- Golden Gate Inc.
- Impact 21
- Ironbound Community Corp.
- Jersey City School District
- JOY Making a Difference
- Keansburg School District
- La Casa De Don Pedro
- Linden School District
- Meadowlands Area YMCA
- Mercer County Community College
- Middle Earth
- Millville School District
- Mullica Township
- New Jersey Community Development Corp.
- New Hope
- Newton School District
- Orange Township Schools
- Passaic Arts and Sciences Charter School
- Passaic City School District
- Paterson City
- Paterson Education Foundation
- Pemberton School District
- Phillipsburg School District
- Plainfield Public Schools
- Pleasantville School District
- Raritan Bay YMCA
- Roselle Borough School District
- Rutgers University–Camden
- Saint Peter’s University
- Salem County Vocational School
- Team Walker Learning Center
- Union City School District
- Vernon Township
- Wildwood School District
- YMCA of Newark and Vicinity
- Youth Consultation Services Inc.
- Click2Science PD
- NJSACC: https://collabornation.net/login/njsacc
- Y4Y: https://y4y.ed.gov/teach/
- YSA: https://ysa.org/resources/
National Training Opportunities
- Afterschool For All Challenge: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/challenge.cfm
- NAA: https://naaweb.org/convention
- National Youth Leadership Council: https://www.nylc.org/page/conference
- Foundations, Inc. Beyond School Hours Conference: https://beyondschoolhours.org/
- 21st Century Afterschool Science Project (21st CASP): https://www.state.nj.us/education/21cclc/casp/
- Y4Y NASA STEM Challenge: https://y4y.ed.gov/stemchallenge/nasa
- NAA STEM GEMS: https://naaweb.org/resources/stem-gems
Service Learning Resources
- Youth Service America: https://ysa.org/
- Generation Citizen: https://generationcitizen.org/
- Facing History: https://www.facinghistory.org/books-borrowing/fostering-civil-discourse-guide-classroom-conversations