Community Learning Centers

Community Learning Centers (CLC) are Out-of-School Time (OST) programs coordinated by Seattle Parks and Recreation staff professionals, based out of Seattle Public School sites and offered during afterschool, lunchtime, school breaks (winter, spring) and summer.  These CLC's are currently active in five middle schools, one elementary school, and one K-8, collectively serving approximately 2300 students each year.  At each site, CLC Coordinators work closely with school administration and staff to ensure that OST programs incorporate both effective academic instructional models and youth development best practices.  OST programs encompass a variety of academic, enrichment, recreational, culturally specific and family engagement events and activities, developed in collaboration with school staff, school-based partners, and other community based organizations catering to the unique dynamics and needs of each schools' community.  CLC's are funded through the Seattle Families and Education Levy and the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant, managed by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

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The overarching goals of our Community Learning Centers are:

  • All students will achieve academically and the achievement gap will be reduced
  • All students will graduate from school college/career ready

We do this by implementing the following strategies:

  • Help Students achieve academic success through extended academic instruction and access to enrichment/recreation opportunities
  • Create opportunities that help students and families feel more connected to and successful in school
  • Offer programs that reflect the diversity of student interests, community resources, and cultures within our neighborhood services areas

Participating Locations

Washington Middle School

Washington MS has served 400 students during the 2016-2017 school year.

Afterschool HOST (Huskies Out of School Time) Program runs Mon-Thur, 3:25-4:55pm

  • Fall Session 2017 Session: October 10-December 15
  • Winter-Spring 2017 Session: January 23-May 25 2018
  • Spring Break Camp: April 11-13, 2018
  • PAL (Parks Academic of Learning) Summer Camp: July 3-August 4 2018

Bakahri Thornton, CLC Coordinator
bdthornton@seattleschools.org
Cell: (206) 849-9203,
Office: (206) 252-2562

Family Engagement Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA
Office: (206) 252-2585

For more information, please visit: facebook.com/wmsclc

Aki Kurose Middle School

Aki Kurose MS has served 350 students during the 2016-2017 school year.

Afterschool OST (Out of School Time) Program runs Mon, Tues, Thurs 3:45-5:00pm

  • Semester 1 2017 Session: October 9, 2017- January 26, 2018
  • Semester 2 2108 Session: March 5, -May 17, 2018
  • Mid-Winter Break Camp: February 21-23, 2018
  • Spring Break Camp: April 09-12, 2018
  • PAL (Parks Academic of Learning) Summer Program: July 2-August 3, 2018

Mike Browne, CLC Coordinator
mlbrowne@seattleschools.org
Office: (206) 252-7756
Cell: (206) 423-2070

McClure Middle School

McClure MS has served 350 students during the 2016-2017 school year.

M.O.S.T. (Maverick Out of School Time) Program runs Mon-Thur 3:25-5:00 pm

  • Fall Session: October 17, 2016- January 20, 2018
  • Spring Session: February 27 -May 26, 2018

Doug Berndt, CLC Coordinator
daberndt@seattleschools.org
Office: (206) 252-1861
Cell: (206) 849-9180

Denny International Middle School

Denny MS has served 600 students during the 2016-2017 school year.

Denny Out of School Time Programs runs Mon-Thur 2:30-4:30 pm

  • Fall Session: October 3- December 8, 2017
  • Winter Session 2018: January 9- March 23, 2018
  • Spring Session 2018: April 17-June 8, 2018

Cherrly Jackson-Williams, CLC Coordinator
cbjacksonwil@seattleschools.org
Office: (206) 252-8987
Cell: (206) 310-1213

For more information, please visit: http://dennyms.seattleschools.org/student_activities/denny_out_of_school_time_programs

Mercer International Middle School

Mercer MS has served 471 students during the 2016-2017 school year.

Mercer CLC runs Mon-Fri 3:25-4:50pm

  • Fall Session 2018: October 3- January 27, 2018
  • Spring Session 2018: March 6- May 26, 2018

Damien Hicks, CLC Coordinator
damien.hicks@seattleschools.org
Office: (206) 252-8020
Cell: (206) 423-1476

Won Cho, Recreation Leader - Community Engagement
wkchoi@seattleschools.org
Office:(206)252-8020

Julianne Lake, AmeriCorps Vista
lnjulianne@seattleschools.org
Office: (206) 252-8020

Northgate Elementary School

Northgate ES has served 60 students during the 2016-2017 school year.

Afterschool OST (Out of School Time) Program runs Mon-Thur 2:00-5:00pm

  • Session: October 10, 2017- June 8, 2018
  • Northgate Summer Academy: July 3- August 10, 2018

Connor Durham, CLC Coordinator
crdurham@seattleschools.org
Cell: (206) 510-0892

Rebecca Brito, Northgate Reads/Counts Assistant Coordinator
rjbrito@seattleschools.org
Office: (206) 252-4219