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21st CCLC

Science Night at Engelwood.

21st CCLC Initiative

FloridaDOE21stCCLClogo (1)The 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the “No Child Left Behind” Act. It is an opportunity for students to enhance and reinforce academic lessons of the regular school day, while also allowing them to learn new skills and discover new opportunities after the regular school day has ended.

The focus of this program, re-authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the No Child Left Behind Act, is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low performing schools. Tutorial services and academic enrichment activities are designed to help students meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading and math. In addition 21st CCLC programs provide youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, technology education programs, art, music and recreation programs, counseling, and character education to enhance the academic component of the program.

Sewing club and their animal projects.

City of Orlando Recreation Division – Project City Kids 21st CCLC Grant

Through a generous grant from the FL-Department of Education’s 21st CCLC program, the City of Orlando’s Recreation division is able to offer increased educational services at no cost to elementary age students, Kindergarten through 5th grade, and their families at three of our program sites. The grant provides for educational supplies, enrichment supplies, and teachers for academic support. The funding has allowed these three sites to greatly increase the student population size and scope of the activities offered. The 2015-16 school year marks the first year of this five year initiative.

Students are educated through Project-Based Learning (PBL). PBL is a way of teaching that focuses on themes for an extended period of time, which helps students gain knowledge and valuable life skills. Students investigate and respond to challenging questions or problems, utilizing critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills. This way of teaching helps students make real world applications to what they are learning in the classroom.

Current PBL themes include; engineering and trash to treasure. Students are also participating in the many clubs out sites have! The clubs are fun and enriching but they also tie in academics, but in such a fun way students don’t even know they are learning! A few of the clubs we have to offer are yoga, sewing, coding, music and gardening. In these clubs students are learning everyday skills that are not often taught in the regular school day. Skills that necessary in the 21st century, like collaboration, understanding technology, creativity, ingenuity and civic responsibility.

Everyday students are learning and gaining a better understanding of math, science and reading, all through projects and fun!

Click here to read the grant narrative.

Click here to read the 21st Century Parent/Student Handbook

Click here to view our academic progress!

Students learn about important figures from Hispanic Cultures.

21st CCLC Sites

Engelwood Neighborhood Center
6123 La Costa Drive Orlando, FL 32807
Program Time: M/T/R/F: 3:35 PM – 6:05 PM and W: 2:35 PM – 6:05 PM
Cost: FREE

Engelwood November 2017 Calendar

Rosemont Neighborhood Center
4872 Rose Bay Drive Orlando, FL 32808
Program Time: M/T/R/F: 3:35 PM – 6:05 PM and W: 2:35 PM – 6:05 PM
Cost: FREE

Rosemont November 2017 Calendar

Citrus Square Neighborhood Center
5624 Hickey Drive Orlando, FL
Program Time: M/T/R/F: 3:15 PM – 5:45 PM and W: 2:15 PM – 5:45 PM
Cost: FREE

Citrus Square November 2017 Calendar

Summer Program
Cost: Free
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Rachel Anderson, 21st CCLC Project Coordinator
Email: rachel.anderson@cityoforlando.net
Phone: 407-246-4453


Days of Operation – Since the Project City Kids program is a school based program, we follow the OCPS annual calendar. 2017-18 District Calendar

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