New Hope 21st Century Community Learning Center (NHCLC) is a division of The CARE Center funded in part by various grant funds, donations and partnerships. In 2010, The CARE Center and New Hope Elementary School collaborated together and were awarded our first 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant from the Alabama State Dept of Education which afforded a state of the art after school and summer experience for our students.
Our goal is to create a safe, caring environment for the students where learning is disguised as fun. Our program focuses on building student skills in science, technology, engineering, math, reading, and art. Students also enjoy character education programs that teach children how to resolve many of today’s issues and service learning projects which teach students to give back to their community.
NHCLC is in session during the school year Monday- Friday from 2:45-5:30 PM. We also provide a fun summer camp experience through our Power Scholar Academy, which is a partnership between The CARE Center, Heart of The Valley YMCA, SAIL, and NHES. NHCLC serves students in grades Kindergarten-12th who are zoned for New Hope Elementary and High School. There is no fee associated with attending our program.
For more information on how to become involved as a volunteer with NHCLC, please call our office at 256-723-2273.