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State Evaluation of 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) are federally funded out-of-school time programs for high-poverty, low-performing schools administered by state departments of education. This project is an ongoing comprehensive evaluation of statewide program implementation and effectiveness. The evaluation has been operating since 2003, and has assessed over 800 sites coordinated by 70 grantees across Michigan. The evaluation is centered around identifying characteristics important for continuous program improvement and better academic and socioemotional outcomes. To communicate results, the evaluation team develops community briefs and fact sheets on links in academic programming between school-day and after-school programs, the roles of community-based organizations in after-school programming, and other key issues. The team has also developed a state-of-the-art data collection system in conjunction with High/Scope Educational Research Foundation and Thomas Kelly Software Associates.

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  • Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative
  • College of Education
  • Department of Family and Child Ecology
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • High/Scope Educational Research Foundation
  • Thomas Kelly Software Associates
  • School districts and community-based organizations across Michigan


  • Michigan Department of Education


Jamie Heng-Chieh Wu

Associate Director for Community Evaluation Programs, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship

Van Egeren, Laurie A.

Interim Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement