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Year Published: 2019
A statewide evaluation of Hawaii’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs during the 2017-18 school year examined outcomes related to participants’ educational, social, and behavioral developments. Based on teacher reports, among students who participated in the program 30 days or more, 82 percent improved turning in the homework on time and classroom participation and 79 percent improved their behavior in class. Of the sub-grantees reporting on academic improvement, 69 percent of students regularly attending the program showed improvements in English and 72 percent saw gains in math based on teacher surveys.
Program Name: Hawaii 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Hawaii’s 21st Century Community Learning Center program—which receives federal support through the 21st CCLC initiative—serves high-needs communities across the state, providing local afterschool and summer programming through 19 sub-grantees operating 74 centers serving 10,765 students during the 2017-18 school year.
Scope of the Evaluation: Statewide
Program Type: Summer, Afterschool
Grade level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
All schools served by Hawaii’s 21st CCLC programs are Title I eligible, meaning more than 40 percent of students qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Price Lunch program. In the 2017-18 program year, 51.5 percent of were eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch, 7.4 percent of students had limited English proficiency, and 7.3 percent of students had special needs or disabilities. Regarding race and ethnicity, 36.9 percent of students identified as Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 23.1 percent as Asian, 7.5 percent as Hispanic/Latino, 5.9 percent as White, 1 percent as Black/African American, less than 1 percent (.6 percent) as American Indian/Alaska Native, 14.5 percent as two or more races, and 10.5 percent did not provide this data.