Before & After School Programs

Community Learning Centers (CLC)

Kids and our therapy dog from our CLCs taking a fieldtrip

In partnership with the Community Learning Center (CLC) initiative and Lincoln Public Schools, CEDARS provides students with positive experiences, enrichment, and academic clubs that help them become lifelong learners.The program is an extension of the school day, and encourages collaboration among the school, community and each child’s family.

Community Learning Centers provide safe, supervised and cost-effective before- and after-school and summer enrichment activities for youth. On average, children involved with CEDARS CLCs have higher NeSA (Nebraska State Accountability) scores than children not involved. 

Families of children enrolled in CEDARS CLCs also benefit from services, including literacy classes and family nights. 

  • Clinton Elementary School

    1520 N. 29th St., Lincoln, NE -- (402) 436-1132

  • Hartley Elementary School

    730 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, NE -- (402) 436-1139

Katie says "telling a parent their child did a great after school can mean so much to them." Read the interview.

Some parents of the kids who utilized our before and after school programs recently found themselves out of work and facing significant stressors. Kira's mom wondered how they were going to make it through these difficult times.