Community as a Partner

Your Whiteville City Schools 21st Century Community Learning Centers team is deeply committed to the power of quality after school programming for WCS students. We encourage you to consider additional strategies to help support our program. To assist you with exploring options, see below for some other sources of information and inspiration.

External Organization Providers

WCS is posting the following list of local organizations who have agreed to work with WCS 21st CCLC.

21st CCLC External Non-Profits Community Partnership List

Disclaimers: No funding is directly associated with this opportunity for inclusion on the eligible provider list. No official endorsement by the WCS. The list of organizations herein do not necessarily represent the positions or polices of WCS. No official endorsement by WCS of any product, commodity, service, methodology, technique, or enterprise mentioned here is intended or should be inferred. WCS reserves the right to omit any organization from the list. WCS does not guarantee the amount of work given, if any, to organizations on the eligible provider list. By including an organization on the eligible provider list, WCS is simply verifying that the organization information was submitted for inclusion by a current 21st CCLC grant program leader as one they have used.

Note: WCS’s inclusion of an organization on the eligible provider list is not an endorsement of the organization, nor is it a certification or verification of the quality of activities provided by the organization.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and provides for the creation of a list of external organizations that may provide technical assistance to 21st CCLC grantees. As per ESSA, the term external organization means:

  • a nonprofit organization with a record of success in running or working with before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities; or

(B) in the case of a community where there is no such organization, a nonprofit organization in the community that enters into a written agreement or partnership with an organization described in subparagraph (A) to receive mentoring and guidance in running or working with before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities.”

NC DPI Every Student Succeeds Act