Providing high quality out-of-school-time and after school community events for West Valley City families and students, resulting in increased opportunities for learning.

Month: March 2017

KUTV news – Federal budget cuts could end after-school programs

KUTV news – Federal budget cuts could end after-school programs

Click here to watch the video (KUTV) For hundreds of students at Monroe Elementary in West Valley City, the final bell doesn’t signal the end of the school day. Almost a third of Monroe’s 650 students participate in the school’s 35 extracurricular activities, which include […]

Fox 13 News – President Trump proposes slashing after school, anti-poverty programs

Fox 13 News – President Trump proposes slashing after school, anti-poverty programs

Click here to read the full article SALT LAKE CITY — Among the programs President Donald Trump’s new budget blueprint would slash is funding for after school programs for low income students throughout Utah. “I was devastated. How can you abandon the future of children […]

Salt Lake Tribune – Here’s how President Trump’s proposed budget hikes and spending cuts might affect Utah

Salt Lake Tribune – Here’s how President Trump’s proposed budget hikes and spending cuts might affect Utah

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“…..Margaret Peterson, who directs after-school programming for 23 public schools in West Valley City, cringes at the president’s call to kill the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, which supports academic enrichment for primarily low-income students.

The West Valley City school programs that Peterson oversees have collectively received roughly $850,000 each year from the federal program since 2009, with the money going toward tutoring, parenting classes and juvenile-delinquency prevention workshops for the 5,000 students who participate. Without the funding, those after-school initiatives would evaporate and 350 employees, she said, would lose their jobs.

Statewide, some $2 million annually funnels through the program.

“The impact of losing these funds is devastating,” Peterson warned…..”

CEP/Dry Creek Charity Collaboration continues second year – August 2016

CEP/Dry Creek Charity Collaboration continues second year – August 2016

Dry Creek Charity and Community Education Partnership form Mini Grant Program 11 Applications Awarded – 2015, $17,500 for Mini Grant Projects 13 Applications Awarded – 2016, $17,000 for Mini Grant Projects