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21st Century Community Learning Centers (CLCC)

Part of the National Education Association, authorized under Title X, Part l, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Provides expanded learning opportunities for children in a safe, drug-free, supervised environment. In 2000, approximately 1,600 rural and urban public schools received 21st Century funds to serve 650,000 children and 250,000 adults in all 50 states. This program is the only source of federal funds or school districts seeking to offer such pro-grams. NEA, 1201 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202-822-7300

The After School Corporation (TASC)

Established by The Open Society Institute in 1998 to enhance the quality and availability of after school programming. Over the next five years TASC, in collaboration with the New York City Board of Education and others, will nurture the development of programs that enrich the lives of children and help their parents with the goal of making in-school after school programs a public responsibility. 925 9th Ave., New York, NY 10019; 212- 547-6950, 212-547-6983 (fax)

The Afterschool Alliance

A coalition of public, private and non-profit organizations that works to ensure that all children have after school programs by the year 2010. The Alliance aims to serve as a public resource and voice by promoting after school programs and advocating for more resources for both existing and new programs. P.O. Box 65166, Washington, DC 20035-5166; 202-296-9378

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

An independent national and international policy and research center dedicated to strengthening schools and colleges in America and beyond. The mission is to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold and dignify the profession of teaching. 555 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025; 650-566-5100

The Developmental Studies Center (DSC)

A non-profit organization conducting research and developing school-based and after school programs that foster children's intellectual, ethical and social development. The mission is to deepen children's commitment to being kind, helpful, responsible and respectful of others, qualities essential to leading humane and productive lives in a democratic society. 2000 Embarcadero, Suite 305, Oakland, CA 94606-5300; 510-533-0213, 510-464-3670 (fax)