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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program
Summer Symposium
July 15-16, 2020
Baltimore, MD


The U.S. Department of Education’s (the Department’s) Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), is pleased to announce the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant Program 2020 Summer Symposium. This conference, hosted by the Office of School Support and Accountability, will convene July 15-16, 2020, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. There will be an invitation only meeting for 21st CCLC State Coordinators on July 14, 2020.

The Summer Symposium is a two-day event focused on providing State Education Agencies (SEAs) and their grantees with relevant plenary sessions and workshops that familiarize 21st CCLC grant recipients with successful strategies in implementing and managing all components of the program. Grantees who attend the Summer Symposium are also provided with multiple networking opportunities so they can to get to know other grantees and SEA representatives from their state and beyond. These interactions help grantees gain valuable perspectives on afterschool issues and on the growth and development of the 21st CCLC program. It also provides an opportunity for the Department to provide important updates regarding the 21st CCLC program. The Symposium’s sessions are a combination of large group presentations with nationally recognized speakers and smaller interactive workshops where attendees have the chance to work closely with education experts.

If you are interested in presenting at the 2020 Summer Symposium you can submit a proposal using our Call for Presentations form.

Additional conference details, including the agenda, logistical information, and registration, are under development.  This website will be updated as information becomes available. Please check back often.

See you in Baltimore! 

Presentations and Videos from Past Years

Copies of presentations and videos from past Summer Institutes/Symposia are available on the You for Youth portal. To access them, go to https://y4y.ed.gov/resources/conferences/summer-symposium-2019.