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Hundreds of Teens Discuss Peace, Justice on Eve of MLK Day

Now in its fifth year, the summit was open to students in grades 7-12. Approximately 500 students from the school districts of Bensalem, Bristol Township, Centennial, Central Bucks, Neshaminy and Pennridge attended, organizers said. The students participated in a forum and group discussions in which racism, homophobia, xenophobia and intolerance were examined. “Our goal is to give teenagers a safe space to dialog on race and figure out how they can be part of the solution,” said Barbara Simmons, executive director of the Langhorne-based Peace Center, which helped organize the event. Read more about the Peace and Justice Discussion.



2017-20 Cohort 9 RFA

Important Dates
• Letter of intent due: May 4, 2017
• Applications due: May 26, 2017
• Grant period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2020

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant is a competitive grant that provides federal funding to establish community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families. These opportunities must occur during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session to help students attending high-poverty and low-performing schools to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects. Centers must also offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs, to offer literacy and other educational services to their families.