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. 


Locations
  • Clinton Elementary School

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

  • Hartley Elementary School

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


Meet Athena!

Athena is a recent addition to our team. She is a therapy dog helping kids manage their emotions and behaviors at our Community Learning Centers.

When little bodies get overwhelmed by big emotions, Athena is always nearby for a hug and to sit with the child until they calm down.


Thanks to caring supporters, the kids in our care have the right supplies for school.

When school lets out for the summer, many children are left without a safe alternative.