Hill-Evans announces $800,000 worth of grants awarded to York City SD

HARRISBURG, June 6 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that $800,000 will be awarded to the York City School District from the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant program.

“This money will directly impact the lives of our children and help provide the necessary tools for a high-quality education in a safe and nurturing environment that goes beyond the classroom,” Hill-Evans said. “I’m thrilled that our schools have been chosen to receive these grants and look forward to seeing all of the good it will do for our kids. I see this as a win for our children and their families, providing them with more ways to succeed.”

Out of the total $800,000, $400,000 will go towards Goode, Jackson and McKinley elementary schools, while another $400,000 will be used for Devers, Ferguson and Davis elementary schools.

“Twenty-first Century Community Learning Center grants provide critical investments for communities to expand educational opportunities for students and families,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said. “This year’s recipients were selected with an emphasis on improving educational equity and expanding the geographic reach of Pennsylvania’s programs. As a result, more students across the state will have access to wellness, literacy, and career and technical education programs, among others.”

The intent of the 21st CCLC program is to support the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low performing Title I schools.

This program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading, math and science; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

If you have any questions about this or another state-related matter, call Hill-Evans' District Office at 717-848-9595.