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Dear Colleague:

Please join us in sending a letter to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related Agencies in support of a total funding level of $1.3 billion for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)  Program
in Fiscal Year 2019. 

Many students and working families across America rely on the 21st CCLC program to provide afterschool and summer learning opportunities.  The program enjoys bipartisan support in the House.  It is critical that Congress provide the funding needed to ensure
that the program can continue to serve students effectively.

Students who regularly attend these programs generally earn better grades and behave better in school, develop better peer relations and emotional well-being, and have lower incidences of drug use, violence, and pregnancy.  The Collaborative for Academic,
Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) recently analyzed 75 studies of 68 afterschool programs, and found that students showed improved behavior and performed better academically than students who did not participate in the program.  Additionally, working
families depend on afterschool programming to ensure their children are in a safe environment during non-school hours – allowing them to excel at their jobs without having to worry about their kids’ safety.

The demand for quality afterschool experiences far exceeds the availability, and Congress should provide ample funding for 21st CCLCs so that more children will have the option of high-quality, safe, afterschool, and summer learning opportunities critical
to their success in school and in life.  If you would like to cosign this request, or have any further questions,

please fill out this form
, or contact Matt McGinn (matthew.mcginn@mail.house.gov) in Congressman Cicilline’s office, or Kevin O’Keefe (kevin.okeefe@mail.house.gov)
in Congressman Barletta’s office.

 

Sincerely,

 

David N. Cicilline                                                         Lou Barletta

Member of Congress                                                   Member of Congress

 

Dear Chairman Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro:

As you begin work on the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), we ask that you continue to support funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program. 
Specifically, we ask that you provide funding of $1.3 billion in order to meet the program’s needs. These funds are essential to families across the country that rely on afterschool and summer learning programs, and will ensure that nearly 1.7 million children
will continue to have access to them.

The dedicated funding stream for afterschool programming provided by the 21st CCLC ensures that children have access to services that provide extended learning time, foster the development of critical thinking and other essential skills, and provide healthy
meals and snacks.  The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) recently analyzed 75 studies of 68 afterschool programs, and found that students showed improved behavior and performed better academically than students who did not
participate in the program.  Students who regularly attend these programs have better grades and behavior in school, better peer relations and emotional well-being, and lower incidences of drug-use, violence, and pregnancy.

More and more working families rely on programs funded by 21st CCLCs each year to ensure their children are in a safe environment during non-school hours, allowing them to excel in their jobs.  Parents with children who utilize afterschool programs tend
to be more productive and miss fewer work days.

This program is supported in Congress on a bipartisan basis and according to Afterschool Alliance, four out of five parents support public funding for afterschool programming.  Preserving this program helps ensure a healthy economy, stronger communities
and improved educational outcomes.

Again, we ask that you provide $1.3 billion for the 21st Century CCLC Program as you develop the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill so we can continue to offer this vital resource to families
and communities.  Thank you for your continued support for afterschool programming.

Sincerely,

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