Paul Cuffee After School Programs Awarded Highly Competitive 21st Century Grant

Citing well-documented and comprehensive program design, with a variety of activities for all ages and inclusion of skill courses for parents as strengths of the program, the Rhode Island 21st Century Community Learning Center awarded a continuation grant of $135,000 (pending federal funds) to fund the next five years of the After School program.

Expected to reach 75% of the K – 8 student population in the 2014-5 academic year, the After School program provides academic support, skill and leadership building and hands-on enrichment and learning opportunities for students after school and during the summer.

Photo: Developing leadership skills is a key component of the After School Program, funded by a 21 Century Community Learning Center grant. Here, 8th grader Ariel Troncoso, candidate for office in the Middle School Student Council, proposes school improvement plans.


Average Class Size: 20
Current Enrollment: 820
Students of Color: 96%
Female Students: 51%
Male Students: 49%
Free/Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility: 82%
Multi-Language Learners: 19%
Students Receiving Special Education Services: 13%
Total Employees: 168
BIPOC: 45%
Female Employees: 75%
Male Employees: 25%