Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Afterschool Centers on Education
What is Texas ACE?
The Texas ACE program is an initiative to provide additional learning opportunities to Texas students. It is primarily focused on serving students from low-income families who may face educational challenges or lack academic resources outside of regular school hours. The program strives to create safe and enriching environments for students during after-school hours to enhance their academic performance, engagement, and overall well-being. The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant provides federal funding.
Participating schools and community-based organizations collaborate to offer a range of activities and services that complement the regular school day. These activities typically include academic support, homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment programs such as arts, sports, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and cultural activities. The program takes a holistic approach to education, addressing students' academic needs and social, emotional, and physical development. The ACE program strives to improve student's educational outcomes, reduce achievement gaps, and promote their overall success by providing a nurturing and supportive environment.
Overall, the Texas ACE program extends learning opportunities beyond regular school hours and ensures students can access resources and support to enhance their educational experiences and contribute to their long-term success.
Benito Saenz Jr.
ACE Site Coordinators
Sandra Gonzalez Tienda
Del Castillo Elementary