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Community Learning Centers


Click here to see the full 2021-22 site list for our Community Learning Centers and Safe Places! Please contact the listed site director to register and find more information.

Updated Dec. 15, 2021


The focus of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CLCs) is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities during out-of-school time to support in-school educational efforts.

In partnership with local youth serving and neighborhood agencies, Community Learning Centers (CLCs) increase student achievement and learning by offering engaging academic enrichment activities. Our CLCs are also safe, fun places for youth to learn and play throughout the year. The program provides positive after-school alternatives and serves as a safe haven.

CLCs offer educational, recreational, and social activities for youth and adults including:

  • Youth Development Activities
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Technology Education
  • Art
  • Music
  • Recreation Activities
  • Family Engagement Activities

Funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, CLC programs may charge a nominal program fee. However, ability to pay is not a barrier to program participation. Scholarships may be available upon request.

Forms and Resources


Leighton Cooper, Coordinator

Phone: 414-475-8844
Email: Leighton [at]

Don Bennett, Manager

Phone: 414-475-8474
Email: Don [at]

Helen Hamilton, Supervisor

Phone: 414-475-8569
Email: Helen [at]

Beth-marie Kurtz, Supervisor

Phone: 414-475-8869
Email: Beth [at]

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