Healing Empowering & Learning Professionals
LLC (H.E.L.P.) will submit an application to
partner with Arthur Ashe Elementary School
located at 8505 S. Ingleside Avenue, Chicago, IL
60619, in response to a RFP for FY 19 21 st Century
Community Learning Center (21 st CCLC) grant
funds. Please contact Scott L. Witherspoon, CEO
at H.E.L.P. with any questions in regards to the 21 st
CCLC partnership at 773.819.5504 or
21st Century Community Learning Centers Objectives
Objective 1: Participants will demonstrate an increased involvement in school activities
and in participating in other subject areas such as technology, arts, music, theater, and
sports and other recreation activities.
Objective 2: Participants in the programs will demonstrate increased academic
Objective 3: Participants in the program will demonstrate social benefits and exhibit
positive behavioral changes.
Objective 4: The 21st Century Community Learning Centers will work toward services
that benefit the entire community by including families of participants and collaborating
with other agencies and non-profit organizations.
Objective 5: These programs will serve children and community members with the
greatest needs for expanded learning opportunities.
Objective 6: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program personnel will
participate in professional development and training that will enable them to implement
an effective program. Professional development activities must be aligned with the No
Child Left Behind Act definitions and National Staff Development Council’s
professional development standards.
Objective 7: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program projects will use the
funding most efficiently by coordinating and collaborating with other federal and state
funding sources, agencies and other community projects to supplement the program
and not supplant the funds, and to eventually become self-sustaining.
For more information please go to https://www.isbe.net/Pages/21st-Century- Community-