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Intent to Apply: 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Intent to Apply: 21st Century Community Learning Centers

TOGETHER! is excited to announce we are once again planning to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Center funding from Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Based on planning with NTPS and other partners, we are applying to provide after school, summer and family enrichment programming at Lydia Hawk Elementary School & Pleasant Glade Elementary School.

We are proud to partner with the following entities:

  • North Thurston Public Schools
  • Lydia Hawk and Pleasant Glade Elementary Schools
  • Thurston County Food Bank
  • Family Education & Support Services
  • RGI Inc
  • YWCA of Olympia
  • HDR Engineering
  • North Thurston Education Foundation
  • South Sound Reading Foundation
  • The Hawk Foundation
  • Gateway Rotary Club

With additional dedicated funding from:

  • Medicine Creek Interprises
  • Alaska USA Foundation
  • North Thurston Education Foundation
  • City of Lacey

We are so grateful for the support and feedback from the families and students who were surveyed to design the services. The following is a table of their input:

Parent survey results

 

Description

Both Schools

Lydia Hawk

Pleasant Glade

My Child…

Would attend after school

100%

100%

100%

 

Would attend summer school

51%

56%

43%

 

Needs Reading instructional support

74%

72%

79%

 

Needs Math instructional support

64%

64%

64%

 

Needs Writing/Spelling instructional support

64%

60%

71%

As a Parent/Guardian, I…

Can’t help child with homework

59%

92%

0%

 

I am interested in attending trainings on…

 

 

 

 

  • Helping my child with homework

49%

48%

50%

 

  • Computers

38%

44%

29%

 

  • Parenting skills

33%

36%

29%

 

  • Literacy

23%

32%

7%

Student Survey Results

 

Parents speak mostly Spanish at home

30%

53%

0%

 

Don’t have someone at home to help with homework

33%

47%

17%

 

Don’t read during the summer

63%

73%

50%

 

Don’t practice math skills during the summer

41%

53%

25%

 

Need bus transportation to attend program

56%

60%

50%

 

I am interested in learning about

 

 

 

 

  • Computers

74%

80%

67%

 

  • Literacy

81%

80%

83%

 

  • Robotics

37%

40%

33%

 

  • Science experiments

48%

60%

33%

 

Attached you will find the 21st Century Community Learning Center Proposal Abstract.

TOGETHER! and North Thurston Public Schools will find out if the grant is funded by July 8th, 2019.

If you have questions about our submission, please contact, Meagan Darrow, TOGETHER! Deputy Director.


Notice of Intent to Apply: Expansion of 21st Century Community Learning Centers

This is the official notice of TOGETHER!’s intent to apply for funding for the expansion of our 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. The new grant will cover two middle schools in North Thurston Public Schools, serving approximately 100 students with before- and after-school academic enrichment programming, including several community partnerships.  This is a competitive grant process with funding status to be determined in August 2018. Our elementary school Club House programs will be unaffected by the status of this grant through the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested in reviewing the grant in its entirety, please contact Meagan Darrow at MDarrow@thurstonTOGETHER.org. The full grant will also be posted HERE after the submission deadline, which is 4pm on Thursday, May 24th.