Burns: $600,000 grant will fund expansion of afterschool program for Cambria County school students

HARRISBURG, June 5 – A $600,000 grant will allow a local nonprofit to expand academic enrichment afterschool programs for students in nine schools in Cambria County, state Rep. Frank Burns announced today.

Burns, D-Cambria, said the federally funded grant – part of a package of 21st Century Community Learning Center grants administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education – will provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students in the following schools:

  • Central Cambria Elementary School
  • Central Cambria Middle School
  • Cambria Heights Elementary School
  • Cambria Heights Middle School
  • Glendale Elementary School
  • Glendale Jr/Senior School
  • Jackson Elementary School
  • Portage Elementary School
  • St. Michael Elementary School

“These grants will allow Respective Solutions, a nonprofit group which works closely with Cambria County’s school districts, to reinforce core concepts with students who are struggling academically, and also provide career and technical education opportunities and resources,” Burns said. “This is a true investment in our region’s future and ensures every child has a chance to succeed.”

The competitive grants are provided to community learning centers to fund these enrichment programs. These programs must occur during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session and are geared toward helping students attending high-poverty and low-performing schools to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects.

More information on this program can be found here: https://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/21st Century Community Learning Centers/Pages/default.aspx