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21st Century

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide a safe and structured support system and will serve as a pathway to closing the academic achievement gap for students grades K-12.

The 21st Century program is funded through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and will be no cost to you. 

The 21st Century program also provides the following opportunities for students to:

  • Improve regular school day attendance and behaviors
  • Create new friendships and learn relationship building and communication skills
  • Strengthen relationships between students and staff
  • Learn in a small group setting and have fun in a safe space
  • Attend field trips during summer programming

The goals for the 21st Century After-School Tutoring Program are:

  1. Students who participate in the program will meet or exceed state and local academic achievement standards in reading and math.
  2. Students who participate in the program will improve their school attendance and behavior in school.
  3. Students who participate in the program will demonstrate additional positive educational, social, and behavioral changes.

Allentown 21st Century Community Learning Centers students are offered the following activities/resources:

  • Small group tutoring activities that are aligned with state academic standards.
  • Homework help from certified teachers and highly qualified paraprofessionals.
  • Academic enrichment, Brainfuse online tutoring and other research & evidenced-based programs.
  • Math, reading and science remediation.
  • A free dinner each program day.
  • Offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that complement their regular academic programs.
  • Activities include: 
    • STEAM
    • Social-Emotional. Learning
    • Leadership
    • College and Career Readiness
    • Physical Wellness
    • Technology Education
    • Theater
    • Mindfulness
    • Dance
    • Community-Service Projects.

21st Century Directory:

David J. George, 21st Century Project Manager, 484-765-4094

Laura Worman, 21st Century Assistant Project Manager, 484-765-4097

Heather Snyder, Coordinator, Allen, Dieruff & Building 21, 484-765-4048

Alicia Austin,  Coordinator, Harrison-Morton, South Mountain Middle, 484-765-4035

Christin George, Coordinator Raub & Trexler Middle, 484-765-4051

Sadie Trochak,  Coordinator, Hays, Sheridan & Washington Elementary, 484-765-4286

Natalie Klein,  Coordinator, Dodd, Jefferson & Roosevelt Elementary, 484-765-4297

Ana Mercedes,  Coordinator, Ritter, Mosser, & Early Newcomer Academy, 484-765-4289

Parents and guardians who are interested in having their children participate in the program, must complete the enrollment form and return it to the respective project coordinator.

Please contact the appropriate Project Coordinator or Teacher Leader with any questions.

You may also contact David George, 21st Century Project Manager or 484-765-4094 with questions for any cohort or school program. 

Please follow 21st Century on Instagram @ASD21Century to receive updates.