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Year Published: 2018
A statewide evaluation of Hawaii’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs during the 2016-17 school year examined outcomes related to participants’ academic performance, engagement, and behavior. The evaluation found improvements in homework completion, classroom participation, and classroom behavior among students regularly participating in the program based on teacher surveys.
Program Name: Hawaii 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Hawaii’s 21st Century Community Learning Center program—which receives federal support through the 21st CCLC initiative—serves high-needs communities across the state, providing local afterschool and summer programming through 20 sub-grantees operating 77 centers serving 9,566 students during the 2016-17 school year.
Scope of the Evaluation: Statewide
Program Type: Summer, Afterschool
Grade level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
All schools served by Hawaii’s 21st CCLC programs are Title I eligible, meaning more than 40 percent of students qualify for Free and Reduced Price Lunch. The percentage of students served by grantees that qualified for the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch program ranged from 25 percent to 95 percent, with an overall average of 46 percent. Sub-grantees reported serving between no English language learners and serving up to 94 percent ELL students, with an average of 8.8 percent. For students with special needs, the range of students served was 1 percent to 12 percent, with an average of 6.7 percent. Regarding race and ethnicity, grantees reported that 40.5 percent of students served were Native Hawaiian, 24.4 percent were Asian, 7.9 percent were White, 1.41 percent were Latino, 1.2 percent were Black, and 0.3 percent were American Indian. All averages are based on Afterschool Alliance calculations of the data provided.