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21st Century Community Learning Centers

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Applicant Information

STATE GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION TIMELINE
Many states around the country are conducting competitions to award 21st Century Community Learning Center grants. The
State Contact List now includes links to State websites and recent RFPs.

TYPES OF PROJECTS
Each eligible entity that receives an award from the state may use the funds to carry out a broad array of before- and after-school activities (including those held during summer recess periods) to advance student achievement. These activities include:

Remedial education activities and academic enrichment learning programs, including those which provide additional assistance to students to allow the students to improve their academic achievement;
Mathematics and science education activities;
Arts and music education activities;
Entrepreneurial education programs;
Tutoring services, including those provided by senior citizen volunteers, and mentoring programs;
Programs that provide after-school activities for limited English proficient (LEP) students and that emphasize language skills and academic achievement;
Recreational activities;
Telecommunications and technology education programs;
Expanded library service hours;
Programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy;
Programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled to allow them to improve their academic achievement;
Drug and violence prevention programs;
Counseling programs; and
Character education programs.

21st Century Community Learning Center grants

Level Playing Field Institute

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Interview with the Level Playing Field Institute

Model View Culture talks to Dr. Jarvis Sulcer, Executive Director of the LPFI.

What is the Level Playing Field Institute? What are your goals and mission?

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The Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) is a non-profit with headquarters in Oakland, California. Our mission is to eliminate the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and foster their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation.

We focus on improving access and opportunity for underrepresented students of color in STEM. Specifically, we operate STEM-focused education programs, execute innovative computer science initiatives, and conduct research on STEM equity and opportunity.

Our main goal for 2014 is to find new ways to fill in the opportunity gaps through our middle- and high school STEM intervention programs. We are creating sustainable partnerships with a variety of partners including schools, non-profit organizations, for-profit companies and university faculty to expand our networks of support for underrepresented students of color pursuing STEM degrees and careers.

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100 Black Men of America, Inc

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The 100 mentors youth through a worldwide network of chapters. Across the United States and Internationally, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and 100 Black Men International are positively impacting the lives of tomorrow’s leaders through the 100’s signature programs such as Mentoring the 100 Way and Collegiate 100®. Chapters also deliver unique, innovative mentoring initiatives that are locally relevant and that change the lives of tens of thousands of youth annually.

Mentoring the 100 Way® – A holistic mentoring program that addresses the social, emotional and cultural needs of children ages 8-18. Members of the 100 are trained and certified to become mentors, advocates, and role models for the youth within their communities. Through chapter operated one-on-one and group mentoring efforts, our members forge relationships that positively impact our greatest resource: our youth. The program focuses on building essential skills needed to become productive, contributing citizens.

Workshops for children and youth include topics such as:

Positive Self Identity and Personal Vision
Life Skills
Social and Emotional Skills
Moral Character
Work Ethic
Lifelong Learning

All Mentoring the 100 Way techniques are developed using S.M.A.R.T. goals and utilize the following mentoring relationship models:

1 to 1 Mentoring
Group Mentoring
Tag Team Mentoring
Peer to Peer Mentoring

To attend a regional training program and learn more about Mentoring the 100 Way techniques, contact us at: info@100blackmen.org

Collegiate 100 ® – The Collegiate 100 is an auxiliary organization to 100 Black Men. The Collegiate 100 membership is drawn primarily from male African–American college students through chapters on university campuses across America.

The purpose of the Collegiate 100 is to implement the mentoring and tutoring programs of 100 Black Men. The participants assist the parent organization with the development of the social, emotional, educational, and physical needs of youth who have few or no positive role models in the communities in which they live.

Each Collegiate 100 chapter has an advisor from the faculty or staff of the college or university where the chapter is located. Each advisor must remain active in the local Chapter of 100 Black Men to ensure that the program operates efficiently and effectively.

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2014 Summits on Educational Excellence for African Americans

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Students at any age, birth through adulthood, deserve opportunities—opportunities afforded by a high-quality school experience that prepares them for careers with family sustaining wages and opportunities for advancement in the global 21st century workforce. The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and Ebony Magazine are proud to present, “The 2014 Summits on Educational Excellence for African Americans.”

GOALS FOR THE SUMMIT SERIES INCLUDE:

Raising awareness about the importance of investing in African American educational excellence to ensure African American students, schools, and communities are supported in learning and development opportunities beginning at birth;
Highlighting individuals and organizations who are successfully supporting African American educational excellence;
Supporting community engagement by creating opportunities for parents, grandparents, guardians and caring adults to increase the number of African American’s who graduate from high school prepared for future success.

SUMMIT DATES AND LOCATIONS:

March 28-29, 2014 (Agenda)
Morehouse College, Ray Charles Performing Arts Center
830 Westview Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
With the Morehouse Research Institute on the African American Male

April 25-26, 2014 (Onsite registration is available) (Agenda)
Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
With the Coalition of School Educating Boys of Color

June 13-14, 2014 (Agenda)
Laney College, Oakland, CA
With Frontline Solutions 3rd Annual Gathering of Leaders

October 18, 2014 (Register here)
University of Pennsylvania, School of Law (Golkin Hall)
3501 Saxon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
With the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education
[If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, i.e. sign-language interpreter, captioning services, Braille, large print or CD Rom, please contact AfAmEducation@ed.gov no later than October 10, 2014.]

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Visit: Shades of Blue Website!

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SHADES OF BLUE is an educational organization designed to help identify and prepare students for a career in aviation and aerospace.

America needs more students in the fields of aviation and aerospace, including aerospace engineers, pilots, educators and scientists.

As our aerospace and aviation workforce ages and retires, we are headed for a severe deficit of American professionals in these fields.

Shades of Blue is dedicated to sparking interest and assisting in the education and training of our youth to become our next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals.

To provide young people with the educational opportunities, training and employment assistance needed to pursue careers in the aviation and aerospace industries, and:

To assist educators with the development of curricula that will prepare students for careers in those industries.

Our success will be measured by tracking the progress of students from the time they express interest in aviation and aerospace careers throughout their educational experience to their eventual placement with an employer.

SHADES OF BLUE was conceived and created by a group of airline pilots, educators, and business people who have an interest in aviation and aerospace and who wish to help introduce students to the career opportunities available in the field of flight.

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Samantha Garvey, Once-Homeless Teen Nominated For Science Award, Moves Into New Home

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(1/25/2012) On New Year’s Day, teenage prodigy Samantha Garvey and her family moved into a homeless shelter on Long Island, wondering what the future might hold after being evicted from their home.

Less than a month later, Garvey had a roof over her head — in the House of Representatives chamber. The 18-year-old high school senior joined a gallery of political luminaries Tuesday night to attend President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Source: http://today.msnbc.msn.com

2012 Gold Medal High School #9: International School Bellevue Wa

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International School
445 128TH AVE SE
BELLEVUE, WA 98005
Phone: (425) 456-6500
District: Bellevue School District

The International School’s integrated curriculum starts in grade six, and requires seven years of core subjects such as international studies, fine arts, math, and either French or German. The International School requires each student to complete a weeklong session outside the classroom. These “focus weeks” can range from cooking classes to disaster preparedness courses or environmental trips to the Cascade Mountains. Advance Placement courses include calculus, drawing and design, physics, and chemistry, among others.

Source: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/washington/districts/bellevue-school-district/international-school-20739

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