• Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Main Phone: (907) 742-4410 | Fax: (907) 742-4482 
    Location: 5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Services Offered

    • Academic assistance at ten Title I Schools
    • Serves 700-800 students
    • Community partners include Alaska Botanical Garden, Alaska Junior Theater, Alaska Public Lands Information Center, Campbell Creek Science Center, Cyrano's Theatre Company, Great Alaska Council, Boy Scouts of America and Girls Scouts of Alaska, United Way of Anchorage, LEGO Education, and Alaska Public Media 


Department Overview

  • 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program provides expanded learning opportunities for children and their families outside of regular school hours at ten Title I Schools. The program is funded by grants from the Department of Education. 21st CCLC programs offer after-school math pre-teaching and academic enrichment activities. The program is provided by school staff and community partners. Eligible students participate in activities with a goal of increasing academic success in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (also referred to as STEAM). 

2019 - 2020 School Year

Afterschool Program

  • 21st CCLC program will begin on September 9th, 2019. It is held after school releases from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.  Monday through Thursday.  


    The goal of our after-school program is to reach students who are underperforming academically and provide them with additional support. Students, who are referred by their teacher and eligible to attend the 21st CCLC program, will receive pre-teaching in math concepts and vocabulary. The pre-teaching method gives students a jump start in understanding math processes by introducing material that hasn’t been covered in the classroom yet. Pre-teaching increases confidence, allows students to better understand the materials presented by their teachers, and subsequently helps improves grades and test scores. 


    In conjunction with math pre-teaching, students will work with coding and robotics to be introduced to concepts and career fields in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, also called STEAM. Working with a focus in STEAM and bringing in partners from the community prepares students for future careers and opportunities to break the cycle of adversity. 


    For each semester, students choose a club of interest from the ones offered by the teachers or community members. Previously we have had clubs for sports, art, pokemon, cooking, Native drum making, and music. Club Days offer students a chance to develop another area of interest in conjunction with the math and STEM teaching.  


    A broad overview of our weekly schedule is shown below. Please note that the blocks scheduled may vary by school site. 

Weekly View of Student Activities

Connect with 21st CCLC

  • At Home Resources


    One great resource is Bright by Text, offered by Alaska Public Media and PBS Kids. Bright by Text sends free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more! To register you can follow the Bright by Text link or text INFORM to 274448.  


    Program Forms:

    Below are a few forms that you may need for your student or to connect with 21st CCLC after school. 

    Permission slip for program - Parent Permission Form

    If you would like to be a chaperone for a program event please fill out this form - Chaperone Form

    If you would like to volunteer or partner with 21st CCLC please fill out this form - Volunteer/Partner Form

21st CCLC Program Calendar