I am excited and pleased to announce that the Cliffside Park School District was recently awarded the New Jersey Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant (21 CCLC) in the amount of 2.5 million dollars . The grant period begins on Sept 1, 2018 and ends on Aug 31, 2023. We are one of only six districts in the entire state who received this prestigious grant.
The purpose of the 21st CCLC program is to supplement the education of students in grades 4-8 in an after-school program. The program’s goal is to assist students in attaining the skills necessary to meet New Jersey’s Student Learning Standards. Therefore, all 21st CCLC programs will provide participating students with academic enrichment opportunities that complement the regular school day.
I’m extremely proud of my staff, including, our Program Coordinator, Linda Ludwikowski and our Grant Writer Katie Mancuso, who collaborated to develop a winning proposal for our district. They won access to these exceptional resources, against great odds, and have given us all the opportunity to showcase how much the Cliffside Park community values an outstanding education for all students.