CAPE Announces Expansion of CCLC Programs

 In The CAPE Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Yuliana Salinas

yuliana@capechicago.org

CAPE Announces Expansion of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Programs

New CAPE after-school programming at Douglas Taylor and Arthur R. Ashe Jr  Elementary Schools in Chicago and Turner Elementary in West Chicago, IL.

Chicago and West Chicago IL – The Illinois State Board of Education approved a $540,000 grant to CAPE that will include an expansion to Chicago and District 33 schools as part of a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) after-school program starting in the 2021-2022 school year and continuing until 2025.

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Each school offers classes for students that qualify for the program in addition to a parent art class. Through this collaboration, CAPE, Chicago Public Schools, and District 33 bring local staff and teaching artists together to offer a comprehensive arts-integrated program for students and their families.

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CAPE has successfully implemented 21st CCLC grants since 2004 serving schools sites with K-12 students. This grant will fund eight schools in Chicago across three 21st CCLC grants and five school sites in West Chicago, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.

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