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21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Award

May 27, 2021

Family & Children’s Place, in partnership with Meyzeek Middle School and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is proud to be a recipient of a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) grant in the amount of $675,000 over 5 years! 21CCLC is a federally-funded education program administered by the sates for afterschool programs. Programming will run for a minimum of 30 weeks during the school year and for 2 weeks over the summer.

While Family & Children’s Place’s school based programs at Hazelwood Middle School in New Albany and Engelhard Elementary School in Louisville currently receive this type of funding, this is the first time services at Meyzeek Middle School have been awarded.

Last year, Meyzeek Middle School had just one full time staff member. The recently awarded Drug-Free Communities grant allowed for the addition of part-time staff with this grant providing more staff members both full and part time. The addition of staff is crucial because each staff member added allows for the enrollment of 15 more students. In addition, Family & Children’s Place will be partnering with Schools of Social Work from both the University of Louisville and Spalding University to increase enrollment.

Additionally, the 21CCLC grant will improve access to transportation, provide the necessary curriculum materials and supplies including specialized equipment needed for projects with Louisville Visual Arts and STEAM Exchange as well as allow for contract services with expert community partners.

Other partners, contractors and supporters of this project include River City Drum Corp, Bounce Coalition, mPruv-U, Miller Transportation, Kentucky School for the Blind, Norton Health & Wellness, First Financial Bank, KY Career Center and Smoketown Family Wellness.