In late January, the CAMBA All-Stars at P.S. 114 Elementary School in Brooklyn delighted teachers and parents with a concert made possible through the Harmony Program and the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program (CCLC). The students stood poised with their violins alongside their instructor Nicolas and performed the music they had spent the past few months learning, all to resounding applause from their audience.
21st CCLC is a unique federal funding source dedicated to supporting afterschool and summer learning programs through the US Department of Education. Each year, this funding supports the enhancement and expansion of year-round slots at P.S. 3, P.S. 114, P.S. 139 and P.S. 361, along with a summer camp at P.S. 361.
Unfortunately, funding for 21st CCLC has not been allocated in the federal budget, which would mean no afterschool enrichment programs for these children -- programs that allow them to discover and develop their own talents and confidence.
Please take a moment to visit the Afterschool Alliance and
let your representatives know
that funding like this is important to you.