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Metis Congratulates the Winners of New York State 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants

Six Metis clients were among 125 organizations awarded grants through the highly competitive 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program, announced on June 11, 2013. Metis is delighted to congratulate several of our clients who received awards: Children of Promise, Classroom, Inc., Global Writes, Good Shepherd Services, Phipps Community Development Corporation, and Riverdale Community Center!

These nonprofit organizations provide academic enrichment and youth-development opportunities during non-school hours, primarily for students in high-poverty and low-performing schools. They are each receiving funds to create or expand centers offering these services. Metis worked with four of these groups to formulate comprehensive evaluation designs to meet the stringent reporting requirement of the 21st Century grant program.

“Metis has been evaluating these types of youth-development and out-of-school time programs for more than a decade and is thrilled to build on its client relationships by bringing our expertise, tools, and strategies to meet the array of measurement requirements expected of grantees,” says Donna Tapper, Metis senior associate.

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program (established by No Child Left Behind in 2001) is a state-administered federal funding program, which in New York provided $78,081,031 of funding to both school districts and nonprofit organizations. The grants awarded to the six Metis nonprofit clients underscore the importance of community-based expertise in providing high-quality out-of-school learning experiences.

Building on a successful track record evaluating these programs since their inception, Metis will be conducting local evaluations of these newly funded 21st CCLC programs taking place in three New York City boroughs:

  • Children of Promise, in Brooklyn, works with children of incarcerated parents, empowering them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement with the criminal justice system.
  • Global Writes, in the Bronx, promotes literacy, communication, and collaboration among young people through the integration of performing arts and technology resources.
  • Phipps Community Development Corporation, in Manhattan, offers more than 30 education, job-readiness, recreation, and civic-engagement programs to help New Yorkers build better lives for themselves, their families, and their community.
  • Riverdale Community Center, in the Bronx, provides cultural, recreational, academic, and developmental activities to the local community.

Download the full list of grantees [PDF]

news archive - 2013

December 19, 2013
Kathleen Agaton Receives 2013 Making a Meaningful Difference Award

December 13, 2013
Metis and Eskolta Hold Forum on Measuring Success of Transfer Schools

October 22, 2013
Metis Paints School Mural on New York Cares Day

October 15, 2013
Metis to Present Results of Arts Education Studies at 2013 AEA Conference

October 15, 2013
Jing Zhu to Present Results of Drop-Out-Prevention Program at 2013 AEA Conference

August 22, 2013
The Magnet Compass Features an Interview with Metis’s Claire Aulicino

August 8, 2013
Fairfield County Community Foundation Puts Metis Research Results into Action

July 8, 2013
Metis Congratulates the Winners of New York State 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants

June 21, 2013
Metis Begins Evaluation of Girl Scout Leadership Institute

May 9, 2013
Metis to Evaluate the PEP Foundation College Readiness Program

May 7, 2013
Metis Begins Audit of Baltimore County Magnet Schools

April 24, 2013
Metis to Evaluate New York City Race to the Top Initiative

April 4, 2013
Metis Staff to Present at AERA Conference April 30, 2013

April 4, 2013
Metis to Evaluate Boys & Girls Clubs of America Summer Program

March 5, 2013
Metis Evaluation Featured in National Striving Readers Report

February 28, 2013
Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grant Goes to Camden, New Jersey

January 10, 2013
Metis Begins an Evaluation Project with Palm Beach County Children’s Services

January 5, 2013
Ada Chau Receives Making a Meaningful Difference Award


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