State Evaluation of 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Principal Investigator:
Laurie Van Egeren

Assistant Provost for University-Community Partnerships
Acting Director, Michigan State University Museum
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Principal Investigator:
Celeste Sturdevant Reed

The 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 200 sites coordinated by 32 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 is developing community briefs on links in academic programming between school-day and after-school programs, the roles of community-based organizations in after-school programming, and other key issues. The team has also developed a state-of-the-art data collection system in conjunction with High/Scope Educational Research Foundation and Thomas Kelly Software Associates.

See 21st Century Community Learning Centers reports, briefs, and other resources

Please contact Laurie Van Egeren for more information

Additional CERC members: Laura Bates; Beth Prince; Megan Platte
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; High/Scope Educational Research Foundation; Thomas Kelly Software Associates; Learning Point Associates; 32 school districts and community-based organizations across Michigan