About Us: 21st Century Program

21st Century Community Learning Centers (CLC) are comprehensive after-school programs that provide high quality academic enrichment for students in a safe and engaging learning environment. There are over 8,900 Community Learning Centers in the country, serving 1.5 million students. Roanoke City Public Schools operates five Community Learning Centers.  The following schools have 21st Century programs:


Garden City Elementary
Hurt Park Elementary
Lincoln Terrace Elementary
Lucy Addison Middle
Westside Elementary

Roanoke City Public Schools 21st Century Sites partner with multiple community agencies that teach life skills and promote character education and social awareness. Enrichment workshops include cooking, mindfulness, art, dance, music, performing arts, healthy life styles, African culture and many more.  To learn more about our community partners, click on the Community Partners link on the left.

Parent and family engagement is an important component of our 21st Century programs!  We encourage parents  to attend Family Engagement Programs designed to support student achievement and other educational topics related to literacy, finance, and careers.  Additionally, we want to hear from you about family engagement topics you would find beneficial.  Please contact your Site Manager or Lisa Nash, 21st Century Coordinator to share ideas.  

We look forward to working with your students and family this school year!



40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA24012 Phone 540-853-2502