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Resources and Links

Aligning With The School Day

Community Partnerships


  • Colorado ESEA Waiver

    Requesting Flexibility Option for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program

    The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) submitted a request to amend the state’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver to include the flexibility option related to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant program. The request was submitted to the United States Department of Education (USDE) November 15, 2012.

    Note: Public comments were included in the state’s request to the USDE.

    If there are questions regarding CDE’s request for a waiver amendment, please contact Tom Denning, State Coordinator for the 21st CCLC Grant Program:

    Phone: 303-866-6791

  • Council of Chief State School Officers
    CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues including extended learning.
  • Colorado Education Initiative
    Extended Learning Opportunities




Partnering with Families

Parent Involvement Resources

Parent Involvement Resources (cont.)


Promising Practices in Afterschool

  • Moving Forward: Building Effective Family-School Partnerships (recorded webinar)
    Overview of policies and practices to cultivate and sustain effective family-school partnerships.
  • Staff Development Tool with downloadable worksheets
  • Enrichment activities database searchable by academic content area and age level

You 4 Youth

  • Explore common challenges and potential solutions to engage families
  • Create a culture in your program that enables you to get to know families of the students you serve
  • Key activities can support family involvement. Learn how to tailor activities to meet families' needs while helping students achieve academically
  • Collect and make sense of data that can guide your next steps




Sustainability Training Modules

21st CCLC is pleased to provide you with a series of training modules that will assist you in developing and writing your sustainability plans. We have provided a training series of five webinars that require short assignments to be completed prior to moving on to the next module. You will need the Financial Planning Toolkit to complete the projects for each module. Please follow the order of each module and provide the information requested. All written responses should be sent to Lynnette Steinhoff. We will be using this information to develop a FAQ response for all of our grantees.

If you have any questions regarding the training modules please contact Lynnette for assistance.

Sustainability Modules:

21st CCLC Sustainability Planning

Other Sustainability Resources:

The Logic Model

For additional information please contact your assigned consultant.

Tom Denning at: or 303-866-6791

Lynnette Steinhoff at: or 303-866-6302

Cody Buchanan at: or 303-866-6861

Marilyn McGrath at: or 303-866-6488

Quick Links


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201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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