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Wolf Administration: More than $19 Million Awarded to Community Learning Centers


Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced awards totaling more than $19 million for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Cohort 11 grant. These awards will go to nine school districts, three intermediate units, eight charter schools, two institutions of higher education, and 22 community-based organizations.

“The 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program helps provide students with a broad range of services and resources that will help them to achieve more throughout their schooling,” said Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty. “Without this grant, students could miss out on some of the important opportunities and services that help them reach for success during their academic careers.”

The 21st CCLC provides opportunities to low-income areas struggling to support students in their academic achievements. These grants will help establish and expand community learning centers, and provide academic enrichment, youth development, and literacy programs. Funds provide students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools with additional services to meet state and local standards.

Listed below are the educational entities receiving grant funding.

Grantee Award County
Dafmark Dance Theatre$ 153,816.21Erie
ARIN IU 28 - United School District/Penn Manor School District 
$ 400,000.00
Allentown City School District/11B$ 500,000.00Lehigh
Schuylkill IU 29  $ 387,000.00Schuylkill 
John F Kennedy Center Inc  $ 360,000.00Allegheny
Communities in Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania  $ 432,327.80Lehigh/Northampton
Education Plus Inc  $ 323,999.97Philadelphia
Foundations Inc  $ 500,000.00Philadelphia
Workforce Wayne  $ 232,192.26Wayne
Flood City Boxing Academy Inc  $ 359,999.15Cambria
Public Health Management Corporation  $ 449,999.13Philadelphia
Chester Community Charter School  $ 499,999.83Delaware
Greater Philadelphia Community Services  $ 172,800.00Philadelphia
East End United Community Center Inc  $ 499,999.00Fayette
Allentown City School District 11C$ 500,000.00Lehigh
The Salvation Army (Harrisburg)  $ 495,000.00Dauphin
Maritime Academy Charter School  $ 495,000.00Philadelphia
ARIN IU 28   Indiana School District$ 500,000.00Indiana
Philadelphia Academy Charter School  $ 480,600.00Philadelphia
Allentown School District 11A$ 500,000.00Lehigh
Northeastern Educational IU 19  $ 495,460.00Lackawanna
Propel Charter School-East  $ 224,925.00Allegheny
ARIN IU 28   Homer Center School District /Leechburg School District$ 400,000.00Indiana
Education Works  $ 500,000.07Philadelphia
Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia  $ 287,999.99Philadelphia
Wilkes University  $ 399,600.00Luzerne
Anti-Drug & Alcohol Crusaders Inc.  $ 388,211.88Philadelphia
Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School  $ 500,000.00Philadelphia
United Way of Mercer County  $ 360,000.22Mercer
Chester Charter Scholars Academy$ 450,000.00Delaware
Freire Charter School  $ 400,000.00Philadelphia
Cornell School District$ 297,000.18Allegheny
Chester County IU 24 (Reading School District)$ 475,874.96Berks
Respective Solutions Group Inc  $ 499,997.94Cambria/Indiana
Bedford Area School District$ 406,800.00Bedford
Morrisville Borough School District$ 500,000.00Bucks
Antietam School District$ 324,000.00Berks
Lehigh Carbon Community College  $ 306,000.00Carbon/Lehigh
Center of Life  $  75,000.00Allegheny
Sunrise of Philadelphia Inc  $ 351,704.00Philadelphia
Bensalem Township School District$ 500,000.00Bucks
Chester County IU 24 (West Chester Area School District)$ 473,583.47Chester
The Boys and Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg  $ 152,803.00Franklin
Chester County IU 24 (Avon Grove School District/Oxford Area School District)$ 482,492.27Chester
Bucks County Technical High School   $ 500,000.00Bucks
Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School   $ 450,000.00Philadelphia
Warren County School District$ 180,000.00Warren
Bristol Borough School District$ 500,000.00Bucks
Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership   $ 429,000.00Philadelphia
Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania   $ 287,429.46Allegheny

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