Civic Nebraska will serve community members, families and Lincoln Public Schools students at three new Community Learning Centers in the 2019-20 school year. The new CLCs, made possible by the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, will launch Aug. 12 at Lincoln High School, Lincoln Northeast High School, and Randolph Elementary School.
Their addition brings the number of Community Learning Centers in Lincoln to 29, and the number of Lincoln CLCs run by Civic Nebraska to four.
Community Learning Centers offer supervised before- and after-school programs, after-school clubs, high-quality academic and learning experiences, weekend and summer enrichment opportunities, and a range of other integrated support services for children, families, and neighborhoods.
The CLC mission of “smarter kids, thriving families, and stronger neighborhoods” makes Civic Nebraska a natural partner. Founded in 2008, Civic Nebraska administers programs around the state that build young civic leaders; connect and empower Nebraskans; protect voting rights; and cultivate active members of society in schools, neighborhoods, and communities.
“Democracy requires an engaged and informed society, vibrant neighborhoods, strong social connections, and an educated populace,” said Adam Morfeld, Civic Nebraska’s executive director. “For more than a decade, we have been a leader in youth civic leadership development and in building upon neighborhood and community strengths. We’re looking forward to bringing this approach to the new CLCs.”
Civic Nebraska launched a CLC at Lincoln’s Campbell Elementary School in 2017, and also operates successful Community Learning Centers in three Omaha schools. The addition of Lincoln High, Lincoln Northeast, and Randolph brings Civic Nebraska’s CLC commitment to seven, and will result in service to well over 1,000 children and teens every day.
To learn more about Civic Nebraska’s Youth Civic Leadership programs, click here.