CTC's Beyond-the-Bell programs combine homework help, support to receover credit (in high schools); art-integrated educational enrichment focused on building skills, meeting Illinois Learning Standards in reading, writing, math and science and exposure to careers for K to 12 students. We work to create community Learning Centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for students attending schools in high poverty areas.
Research Base and Opportunities
Our after-school work is based on two major studies: Promising Afterschool Programs, conducted by Mathematica Policy Research; and The Impact of After-School Programs that Promote Personal and Social Skills, funded by W.T. Grant Foundation.
Partnerships that include after-school, Saturday and/or
Summer Academy programming include: