35 new grants help fund community learning centers in Va.

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RICHMOND (WSLS 10) - Thirty-five new grants will help fund learning centers across the commonwealth. Fourteen of the schools to receive grants are in southwest Virginia and four are in Roanoke.

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) said it is awarding the competitive grants, ranging from $118,000 to $200,000, to fund 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The centers help provide students with tutoring, enrichment activities that complement regular academic programs, and literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. The department also is continuing funding of 52 programs that received initial grants in 2013 and 2014.

The centers will operate before and after school, during school breaks, Saturdays, and during summer vacation.

Schools in southwest Virginia awarded grants include:

  • Buena Vista City Public Schools — Enderly Heights Elementary
  • Carroll County Public Schools —Carroll County Middle
  • Charlottesville Public Schools — Clarke Elementary
  • Galax Public Schools — Galax Middle
  • Grayson County Public Schools — Baywood Elementary and Fairview Elementary
  • Lynchburg Public Schools — Linkhorne Elementary
  • Lynchburg Public Schools — William Marvin Bass Elementary
  • Pulaski County Public Schools — Dublin Middle and Pulaski Middle
  • Roanoke Public Schools — Garden City Elementary
  • Roanoke Public Schools — Hurt Park Elementary
  • Roanoke Public Schools — Round Hill Elementary
  • Roanoke Public Schools — Westside Elementary
  • Radford Public Schools — Dalton Intermediate
  • Radford Public Schools — McHarg Elementary and Belle Heth Elementary

Other schools across Virginia include:

  • Brunswick County Public Schools — Brunswick High
  • Brunswick County Public Schools — Meherrin Powelton Elementary
  • Charlotte County Public Schools — Central Middle
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools — Falling Creek Elementary
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools — Harrowgate Elementary
  • Fairfax County Public Schools — Burke School (Alternative School)
  • Greensville County Public Schools — Belfield Elementary
  • Greensville County Public Schools — Greensville Elementary
  • Hampton Public Schools — Bassette Elementary
  • Hampton Public Schools — Cary Elementary
  • Hampton Public Schools — Davis Middle
  • Hampton Public Schools — Syms Middle
  • James Madison University — Spotswood Elementary, Harrisonburg Public Schools
  • James Madison University — Stone Spring Elementary, Harrisonburg Public Schools,
  • Petersburg Public Schools — A. P. Hill Elementary
  • Piedmont Community Impact Organization, Inc. — Brookneal Elementary, Campbell County Public Schools —
  • Prince Edward County Public Schools — Prince Edward County Middle and Prince Edward County High
  • Prince William County Public Schools — R. Dean Kilby Elementary
  • Russell County Public Schools — Castlewood Elementary and Copper Creek Elementary
  • Russell County Public Schools — Lebanon Elementary
  • Warren County Public Schools — Warren County Middle

Additional information about the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is available on the VDOE website.