New Jersey Department of Education Office of Student Support Services 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program and Out-of-School Time Resources

Project Director: Isabella Scocozza
300 East Henry Street
Linden, NJ 07036
Phone: 908-486-0139
Fax: (908) 486-3070
Email: iscocozza@linden.k12.nj.us

County: Union

Servicing School District: Linden

CLC Sites: Joseph E. Soehl Middle School

Partners: Jewish Family Services of Central New Jersey

Serving Grade Level: 5-8

No. of Students to be Served: 150

No. of Adults to be Served: 75

Times of Services: 2:45 PM - 5:45 PM

The Linden 21st Century Community Learning Center is an afterschool program for students in grades five through eight. The program is housed at Joseph E. Soehl Middle School and runs from 2:45 – 5:45 pm, each day that regular school is in session. The afterschool program consists of a Homework Zone Tutorial class in which students are provided assistance with their assignments and study skills. The Enrichment classes are scheduled on a rotating basis and provide activities in Language Arts, Mathematics, Character Education, Physical Education and Media Technology. The final component of the day is the Recreation classes. Several examples of recreational choices are Yoga, Open Gym, ROTC, Miniature Golf, Jewelry Making, Healthy Cooking, Soccer Clinic, Total Music Experience, Photography and Foreign Language. The 21st Century Community Learning Center also provides weekly parenting workshops, monthly class trips, community service opportunities, guest speakers, assemblies and Family Fun Night Events.