This conference is only open to 21st Century Community Learning Centers grantees.

The conference will focus on advancing systems that support and promote collaboration and youth success and on key elements of high-quality extra learning opportunities: academic achievement; child well-being and resiliency; community and family involvement; program management – policy, financing, leadership/administration, staffing and training; global learning; and research and evaluation. These key elements will provide the backdrop for participants to learn about the development, implementation and sustainability of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by schools, youth, parents and the community at large.

All who work on behalf of children and youth in a current 21st Century Community Learning Center, including administrators, grant writers, evaluators, program directors, coordinators and staff, will find workshops to further enhance their skills and knowledge.

C7 & C8 Grantees
Two representatives, one being the program director, must attend the pre-conference institute the afternoon of March 7, 2017, and then attend the remainder of the conference on March 8-9, 2017. The mandatory grantees’ training will be held the morning of March 9, 2017 and both attendees must stay for its entirety.


This conference is presented by the Center for Schools and Communities in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.