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

Nita M. Lowey 21CCLC grantees list (as of 2022):

  • 21st CCLC Program
  • 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 Garfield
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Lodi & Hackensack 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County
  • Bridgeton School District 
  • 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 
  • Education Works
  • Egg Harbor City
  • Egg Harbor Township School District 
  • FOCUS Hispanic Center for Community Development Inc. 
  • Freehold Borough School District 
  • Future Leaders Organization
  • Glassboro Child Development Center
  • Golden Gate Inc. 
  • Impact 21
  • 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. 
  • Newton School District 
  • Orange Township Schools
  • Passaic Arts and Sciences Charter School
  • Passaic City School District 
  • Paterson Education Foundation
  • Paterson School District 
  • Pemberton School District
  • Phillipsburg School District 
  • Plainfield Community Outreach 
  • Plainfield Public Schools
  • Pleasantville School District 
  • Raritan Bay YMCA
  • Roselle Borough School District 
  • Rutgers University–Camden 
  • Rutgers University–Newark
  • Saint Peter’s University
  • Salem County Vocational School
  • Team Walker Learning Center
  • Union City School District 
  • United Community Corporation
  • Vernon Township
  • Wildwood School District 
  • Woodbury
  • YMCA of Newark and Vicinity 
  • Youth Consultation Services Inc.

Training Resources

National Training Opportunities

STEM Resources

Service Learning Resources

Civic Engagement