Trump Budget Eliminates 21st CCLC

President Trump’s budget calls for eliminating federal funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) which funds local afterschool programming in Massachusetts. 21st CCLC is a critical part of the Massachusetts educational system. 18,000 children and youth rely on 21st CCLC programs to learn and grow. 

20 million families want and need more afterschool and summer learning opportunities. For every child in a program, two are waiting to get in. Closing 10,000+ afterschool programs will hurt families and children in every part of the country.

We are urging our readers to call or email their Representatives and tell them that these cuts are not OK!

Patrick Stanton