Success For Each Child & Eliminate the Opportunity Gap by Leading with Racial Equity

Recommendations and Conclusion

At the close of the 2022-23 school year, each of the three 21st CCLC sites were successful in preparing and executing intentional programmatic opportunities for their students. Each coordinator’s efforts and collaboration with the Kent School District allowed for students at each site to have access to the opportunities offered by 21st CCLC. Based on the analyses in this report, the following recommendations are offered for consideration as the grant continues: 

  1. Review staffing resources for the upcoming year: All 21st CCLC Site Coordinators shared that staffing served as a limitation during the start of the program year. Whether related to having physical staff present or staff capacity in relation to program size, each site should consider how to retain or recruit staff early on to support smooth programming for Year 2. 
  2. Continue to develop and create new community partnerships: While each site identified community partnerships in 2022-23, it is imperative that programs continue to nourish and develop these relationships. Additionally, site coordinators should continue to structure and facilitate community partner meetings moving forward. 
  3. Realign objectives and data measures: Due to misalignment between available datasets, several analyses to track progress towards objectives could not be completed. Site Coordinators and the Expanded Learning Program Director should consider reevaluating the objectives in consultation with available datasets. This will help support consistency across analyses for the coming years and allow for year-to-year comparisons. 
  4. Connect with and encourage students to attend program regularly: Regular attendance is a key program objective for students to benefit from the program. Because of this, Site Coordinators should deepen their understanding of what attracts students to attend program.