JCCGCI’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers has been providing learning and enrichment activities for high-risk, low-income and immigrant elementary school students since 2003. The services are provided to students who attend two schools in Brooklyn and one in Queens. Programs are offered afterschool and on some weekend days, as well.
The Queens Center serves Bucharan immigrant youth while the Brooklyn centers serve Soviet Union immigrant youth and other low-income youth, for a total of more than 200 students each year.
The Learning Centers have received excellent results. Sixty percent of participants at the Queens site and 72% at one of the Brooklyn sites increased their mathematics grade by half a grade or more. The figures for increasing reading and language arts by half a grade or more were 45% and 66%, respectively.
JCCGCI thanks the New York State Department of Education for funding our Community Learning Centers.