Community Evaluation Programs

A Division of the Office for Public Engagement and
Scholarship, a department of University Outreach
and Engagement


21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)

Principal Investigator:
Jamie Heng-Chieh Wu

Principal Investigator, 21st CCLC State Evaluation, GSRP State Evaluation, Expanding Youth-Driven Space Across Southeast Michigan
Associate Director for Community Evaluation Programs, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship

Principal Investigator:
Laurie A. Van Egeren

Interim Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

21st Century Community Learning Centers LogoThe 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 for 21st CCLC programs in about 300 sites coordinated by 50 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 briefs to show how students can benefit from program participation with improved academic outcomes, STEM involvement, health, nutrition and fitness education, and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). The team has also developed a state-of-the-art data collection system in conjunction with David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality and Thomas Kelly Software Associates.

Additional CERC members: Beth Prince; Nai-Kuan Yang; Debbie Stoddard
Funder: Michigan Department of Education
MSU Partners: Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative; College of Education; Department of Family and Child Ecology
Community Partners: Michigan Department of Education; David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality; Michigan After-School Partnership; Michigan Afterschool Association; Thomas Kelly Software Associates; Learning Point Associates; 50 school districts and community-based organizations across Michigan