One Vision Partnership - 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Serving McLoughlin, Ochoa, and Stevens Middle Schools in the Pasco School District
VISION: "...to increase the educational success of the regions's low-income students so they can compete in today's high-demand workforce in the Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Enginering (STEM) career fields."
What is a Community Learning Center?
A community learning center offers academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities to students and their families during non-school hours (before or after school) or periods when school is not in session (including holidays, weekends or summer recess). According to section 4201(b)(1) of the program statute, a community learning center assists students in meeting state and local academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics, by providing the students with opportunities for academic enrichment. Centers also provide students with a broad array of other activities – such as drug and violence prevention, counseling, art, music, recreation, technology, and character education programs – during periods when school is not in session. Community learning centers must also serve the families of participating students, e.g., through family literacy programs.