BOSTON – Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, announced today that the Webster Public Schools has been awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) competitive grant through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The $55,707 grant will enable the creation of a CCLC Demonstration Site at the Webster Middle School.
“These funds will go a long way to help Webster students to achieve success and ultimately boost learning outcomes in the district,” said Sen. Moore. “I applaud the faculty and staff of the Webster Public Schools for their hard work and foresight in applying for this grant,” he continued.
The purpose of the Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Exemplary Program is to expand and enhance the mentoring capacity of Community Learning Centers that operate during out-of-school hours. Programs provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with other activities designed to complement the students' school-day programs. Community Learning Centers may offer literacy and related educational development to families of students participating in the 21st CCLC programs.
Webster Public Schools was one of 33 entities requesting more than $5.19M in funding for 20 Promising Sites, 12 Exemplary Sites, and 15 Demonstration sites. A total of 26 entities will receive approximately $3.17M to run 15 Promising Sites, 6 Exemplary Sites, and 10 Demonstration sites.