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

Plainfield Public Schools
21st CCLCP Project Coordinator:  Zelda Spence, MSW, LSW
504 Madison Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: (908) 731-4200 Ext. 5381
Fax: (908) 731-4362
Email:  zspence@plainfield.k12.nj.us

 County: Union

Servicing School District: Plainfield

CCLC Sites:  Hubbard Middle School, Maxson Middle School, Stillman Elementary, Plainfield High School

Partners: New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Serving Grade Level: 8

No. of Students to be Served: 220

No. of Adults to be Served: 125

Times of Services: Afterschool: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Summer: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The mission of Plainfield 21st CCLC programs is to provide a safe, well-supervised environment beyond the traditional school day in which youth can participate in a variety of educational, cultural, and recreational activities designed to foster a commitment to education and life-long learning, to prevent destructive behavior, and to fulfill each individual's potential for intellectual, emotional, and social growth.

The program integrates academic learning with enrichment, is culturally sensitive, and aligns with the school district’s character education initiative.  Each center offers age appropriate activities in a variety of curricula areas to address the physical, intellectual and emotional needs of the students.  All centers provide a basic core program of services (tutoring, homework assistance, technology skills building, academic enrichment in math, science, language arts, physical activities, arts and culture, and parental involvement activities).  These activities are custom designed to match the needs and interests of the students and their families at each school.

The Summer Enrichment program provides enrichment activities for program participants through the use of a model curriculum that supports children and families around five essential components: high-quality academic enrichment, parent and family involvement, civic engagement and social action, intergenerational servant leadership development, nutrition, health, and mental well-being.