Area programs receive “Community Learning” grants

(Photo Supplied/Indiana Department of Education)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Today, the Indiana Department of Education awarded 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Grants to fifty-seven organizations throughout the state that provide out-of-school time enrichment programs to Indiana students.

Awards range from $75,000 to $325,000 and total nearly $10.3 million.

“Students spend more time out of school than in our classrooms,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.  “That is why it is essential that we support organizations that provide enriching academic programming to Hoosier students.  I am honored to recognize this important work today by awarding more than $10 million in 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program grant funding to 57 high-quality out-of-school time organizations.”

Indiana’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers aim to increase access to high-quality non-school hour programming across the state for students in low performing and high-poverty schools.  Centers provide a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development, including academic enrichment, tutoring and mentoring, and homework help, as well as music, arts, sports and cultural activities.  They also offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

A total of 75 school corporations, nonprofits and community organizations applied for grants with 57 receiving funding.  Selected programs will be funded for up to four years beginning in the 2017-18 school year.  Continued funding is based upon annual reviews and successful program implementation.

A list of grant recipients can be found below.


Awardee Grant Total County
Boys & Girls clubs of Fort Wayne $150,000.00 Allen
The Southeast Youth Council, Inc. $200,000.00 Allen
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation $300,000.00 Bartholomew
Logansport Community School Corporation $150,000.00 Cass
Communities in Schools of Clark County, Inc. $174,985.00 Clark
Washington Community School Corporation $150,000.00 Daviess
Decatur County Family YMCA $168,750.00 Decatur
Garrett-Keyser-Butler CSD and Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center $150,000.00 DeKalb
Back to School Teachers Store $150,000.00 Delaware
Muncie Public Library $168,750.00 Delaware
Boys & Girls clubs of Elkhart County $200,000.00 Elkhart
Elkhart Community Schools $225,000.00 Elkhart
Family & Children First, Inc. (DBA) $150,000.00 Floyd
New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation $150,000.00 Floyd
MSD of Shakamak $137,253.00 Greene
Blue River Services, Inc. $112,500.00 Harrison
Kokomo School Corporation $203,672.25 Howard
Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County, Inc. $150,000.00 Huntington
Crothersville Community Schools $180,000.00 Jackson
Medora Community School Corporation $112,500.00 Jackson
Calumet College of St. Joseph $180,000.00 Lake
City Life Center $180,000.00 Lake
Communities in Schools of East Chicago $180,053.25 Lake
Hobart Family YMCA $150,000.00 Lake
Mosaic International School, Inc. $150,000.00 Lake
Michigan City Area Schools $225,000.00 LaPorte
Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation $150,000.00 Lawrence
Anderson Community School Corporation $249,626.25 Madison
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis $225,000.00 Marion
Burmese American Community Institute $150,000.00 Marion
Edna Martin Christian Center $225,000.00 Marion
Indiana Council on Educating Students of Color $150,000.00 Marion
Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School $180,000.00 Marion
John H. Boner Community Center $150,000.00 Marion
Martin Luther King Community Multi -Service Center Indianapolis, Inc. $150,000.00 Marion
MSD of Pike Township $250,000.00 Marion
MSD Warren Township $225,000.00 Marion
Paramount School of Excellence $131,250.00 Marion
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis $150,000.00 Marion
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington $262,500.00 Monroe
Monroe County Community School Corporation $75,000.00 Monroe
Barbara B. Jordan YMCA $225,000.00 Morgan
Perry Central Community School Corporation $150,000.00 Perry
Cloverdale Community School Corporation $175,000.00 Putnam
Indiana Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs $200,000.00 Rush
Boys & Girls Club of St. Joseph County $175,000.00 St. Joseph
Indiana Parenting Institute, Inc. $150,000.00 St. Joseph
The Starke County Youth Club, Inc. $226,000.00 Starke
Steuben County Literacy Coalition $200,000.00 Steuben
Switzerland County School Corporation $187,500.00 Switzerland
Bauer Family Resources $203,823.00 Tippecanoe
Boom Squad, Inc. $100,000.00 Vanderburgh
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation $325,000.00 Vanderburgh
Wabash County YMCA $127,534.00 Wabash
East Washington School Corporation $180,000.00 Washington
Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County $200,000.00 Wayne
Twin Lakes School Corporation $262,488.75 White


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