The Southwest Organizing Project intends to apply to 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

The Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) intends to apply for a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant in partnership with Talman Elementary School and Marquette Elementary School. The 21st CCLC will allow SWOP to expand educational, social-emotional, and enrichment opportunities and supports to Chicago Lawn families.

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers support the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children