The Roselle 21st CCLC Program will extend the school day and year by integrating standards-based curricular content into rigorous afterschool remediation instruction. An innovative, evidence-based enrichment program will supplement remediation activities to engage students; improve basic and critical thinking skills; raise test scores; and improve attendance, discipline, and parent and community involvement.
The project was created in response to significant socioeconomic challenges in the community as well as academic performance indicators.
At each of the sites, students will participate in an Arts Integration Program designed to engage students in the creation and design of their own musical compositions and visual representations of their learning. This project-based approach will encourage students to stay engaged in the learning process while also making it fun and interesting to them.
Teachers and Artists-in-Residence will use music, dance, theater, and visual arts to reinforce core curriculum topics including English Language Arts and Mathematics.
21st CCLC Sites:
- Leonard V. Moore Middle School
- Harrison Elementary School
- Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School
- Washington Elementary School
- New Jersey Performing Arts Center
- The Gateway YMCA
- The Roselle Public Library
- The Community Foodbank of NJ
- Prevention Links
- GlamFormers of Roselle
Serving Grade Level: 3-6
No. of Students to be Served: 350
No. of Adults to be Served: 350
Times of Services:
- School year 3:10-6:10.
- Summer 8:00-1:00
Hot Packaged Dinner Served Daily
Project Director: Dr. Allen S. Potts
710 Locust Street, Roselle, NJ 07203
Phone: 908-298-2040 – ext. 6210
The mission of the Roselle 21st Century Community Learning Centers “Arts in Actions’ After School Program is to provide a safe, clean, positive and supportive learning environment in which all students can successfully develop socially, emotionally and academically into lifelong learners and responsible, productive citizens. Whereby providing a comprehensive afterschool learning environment that provides opportunities for all students to achieve success through creative activities that honor diversity and the integration of the Common Core State Standards and through the pathways of the Visual and Performing Arts
∙ Our goal as the 21st Century “Arts in Action” After School Program is to bring a transformational moment educationally, emotionally, and personally to every child so they learn more about the arts.
∙ Ensure children have fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain high quality education through a creative art integrated activity.
∙ Reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state standards & assessments.
- Fashion Design
- Theater (Improvisation)
- Crochet /Sewing
- Arts in Newspaper Club (Writing Instruction)
- Cultural Awareness
- Engineering and the Arts
- Readers Theater
- Games in the Arts
- Arts and Wilderness Skills
- Poetry (Orators)
- Lego Your Mind (Architecture)
Please visit any one of these sites for more information about the 21st Century Program.
- NJDOE 21st Century Community Learning Program
- U.S. Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Program
- NJSACC—New Jersey’s Afterschool Network
This project was funded in its entirety Under Title IV, Part B of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.