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The Alabama Afterschool Community Network (ALACN) is a new initiative funded by the C. S. Mott Foundation and the Alabama State Department of Education. It aims to 1) build a statewide system of out-of-school programs, 2) develop and encourage effectual policies that support practices and procedures which provide resources and a positive linkage between school day learning and out-of-school programs, and 3) support and provide guidance to statewide systems to ensure all out-of-school programs are of high quality and produce results congruent with student academic and social development.
Building Individual Capacity for Success (BICS) is one of the newest initiatives of the Truman Pierce Institute. Funded by the AT&T Foundation's ASPIRE program, BICS provides services to enhance student engagement and successful high school completion while focusing on the strengths and interests of the students involved.
Two workshops were held in March 2013 to familiarize a wide-range of interested citizens with the Community Schools concept, one of the most comprehensive and effective ways to improve schools and communities at the same time. Community Schools represent a vehicle for aligning the assets of students, families, teachers, and the community around a common goal—improving the success of our young people. Community schools across the nation purposefully integrate academic, health, and social services; youth and community development; and community engagement—drawing in school partners with resources to improve student and adult learning, strengthen families, and promote healthy communities. Links to the presentation materials are available in the article available under Current Projects –in the left-hand column. Be sure to watch this website for additional information and follow-up activities related to Community Schools in Alabama.
Loachapoka Exploring Auburn Days (LEAD)
As part of a comprehensive initiative coordinated by AU Outreach, the Truman Pierce Institute is leading the way with LEAD activities. Loachapoka Exploring Auburn Days (LEAD) are opportunities for eleventh and twelfth grade students at Loachapoka High School to spend time on Auburn University’s campus in an effort to learn about college and career readiness. Annual one-day events and a week-long residential summer camp are hosted by TPI on the AU campus.
The federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program provides a range of high-quality services to students and their families before and after regular school hours including school breaks and summer vacation.
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2013