Return to Learn: After School Planning

We have compiled resources to support out-of-school time programs as they plan for a return to programming.

Science and Technology

Iowa 21st Century Community Learning Centers


Soaring Beyond Expectations

About Iowa 21CCLC

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC)

The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers is a U.S. Department of Education program, administered by the states, supporting out-of-school time learning opportunities for students in high-poverty, low-performing areas. The Iowa Department of Education administers 21CCLC funding in Iowa through grant competitions. 21CCLC programs focus on:


Academic Support

Helping students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects

Academic Enrichment

Providing activities that complement learning from the school day

Parent Engagement 

Offering literacy and educational services to the families of participating students

Chemistry Students

2019 by the Numbers






Paid & Unpaid Partnerships

Students Served School Year and Summer

Average cost per student = $470 annually

***The Wallace Foundation recommends $1,200 per student. The Iowa 21CCLC average annual cost is only possible through community partnerships

Of the 14,648 Students:

average free or reduced price lunch rate
State = 43% 


are categorized Limited English Proficient
State = 7% 


are students
with a disability
State = 4% 


Click here for the most recent State Evaluation Report

Click here for the most recent 21CCLC Infographic

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