Grants To Fund Learn and Serve and 21st CCLC

July 12, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is the recipient of two grants that will assist with programs promoting community service and providing academic opportunities for students and families.  

The Corporation for National and Community Service awarded a grant that will help fund the Learn and Serve Program. The program, which promotes service learning through community services, received more than $136,600. This is part of a grant that continues through August 31, 2006. It will serve approximately 5,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12 and 800 adults.  

For more information about the Learn and Serve program, visit  

The WVDE also was awarded a second grant for its 21Century Community Learning Center program for the 2005 fiscal year. Twenty-first CCLCs help establish local community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities for students and their families.  

The grant, which is more than $7 million, also is a continuing grant and will serve approximately 12,000 K-12 students and 8,000 family members. This funding will serve thirty-two 21st Century Community Learning Center programs across the State of West Virginia.  

Twenty-First Century Community Learning Center programs are awarded to public schools, government agencies, faith-based programs, community-based programs and for-profit agencies.  

For more information about the 21st CCLC, visit

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