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PSAYDN Testifies at Joint House Policy Committee Hearing

Laura Saccente, director of PSAYDN, testified on Monday at a joint bipartisan House Policy Committee hearing on out-of-school time programs and their contributions to building a strong and vibrant workforce in the commonwealth.

Republicans and democrats in the state legislature learned about several distinguished informal STEM learning environments, such as afterschool and summer learning programs and their partnerships with STEM Learning Ecosystems that are gaining national recognition and educating youth across Pennsylvania.

Read the full press release. (PDF)
Watch the PA.House video with highlights of the hearing. (YouTube)



2017-20 Cohort 9 RFA

Important Dates
• Letter of intent due: May 4, 2017
• Applications due: May 26, 2017
• Grant period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2020

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant is a competitive grant that provides federal funding to establish community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families. These opportunities must occur during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session to help students attending high-poverty and low-performing schools to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects. Centers must also offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs, to offer literacy and other educational services to their families.