09 Mar Evaluating 21st Century Community Learning Centers
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, as mandated in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, establishes community centers in Hawai‘i schools that provide academic enrichment and other services and activities designed to reinforce and complement regular academic programs. Priority is given to complexes with high percentages of students at risk and in need of support to achieve state standards, and to complexes that serve the full K–12 range. CRDG faculty members have worked as the external evaluators with many schools over the course of the program. In 2006, CRDG worked with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers in twenty-one schools in the Hāna, Kahuku, Wai‘anae, and Kekaulike complexes.