CLC Impact

The Lincoln Community Learning Centers recognize the value of strong family and school partnerships as having a positive impact on students’ academic achievement. Parents and CLC staff provide professional development to gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to foster authentic and engaging partnerships that lead to student success.

Students Served in Expanded Learning Opportunities

2017-2018 Free & Reduced Lunch Participants
  • All LPS Schools 46% 46%
  • CLC Schools 67% 67%
  • CLC 30 Day Students 65% 65%
Community Cafés

35 Trained Parent Hosts

10 Café Teams representing 13 CLC Schools


60 Community Café Gatherings


(from 2017-18)

99% feel welcome during the Café
98% feel their participation in the Café were helpful to them
92% feel the Cafés will lead to improvements in their family or in their community
71% feel they are more confident as a parent, youth or community member as a result of the Cafés
88% of participants have met other parents/adults who are positive supports
84% have increased their involvement within their community
77% are more comfortable asking for help
77% feel they have more information and resources to help meet their family’s needs
78% have increased their capacity as a leader
89% feel the work they did in the Cafés will make a difference in their community
Community Café Parent Hosts Say:

“When you have kids, it seems hard to meet new people. Work, school stuff and activities just make everything so busy. Cafes are a place where you can really get to know and be present with other parents and community member in a welcoming environment.”

“A Cafe is an outlet where people can come together to unify towards a common theme or goal; an unofficial opportunity where people can make a connection – the start of something bigger.”
“Our Cafe participants became very energized when they were discussing how to connect by doing things together to help others, or just for fun. Numerous ideas emerged from this cafe which materialized into a Summer Events Calendar, World Fair, and more!”

“I personally developed two significant relationships and I don’t seek relationships. A couple of individuals came to all the Cafes and I ended up inviting them over after the Cafes for a playdate. We build trust and got to know each other which developed into friendships.”

“I love hearing from all the parents regardless of language. The bigger goal is that ALL parents voices are heard. I had a perception that as q parent I didn’t really know where I fit in this system. I found a spot where my voice is valued and important and by doing this I’m giving other parents that opportunity and just seeing where that leads.”

Community Café Participants Say:
“I had a good time and feel a bit more confident in who I am as a parent.”
“I want to commit to more and be a part of a sustainable plan.”
“I learned how I can help support others and vice-versa and how I can simply be myself.”
“I liked talking about how our community can grow.”
“After attending, I’m going to try to speak to more of my neighbors.”
“I liked talking about practical tools for making connections.”
“I’d like to be more intentional about connecting with other families.”
“I feel more comfortable getting involved in community improvement efforts.”
CLC students out perform their peers on state assessments
of student achievement.


of CLC sites have an active School Neighborhood Advisory Committee (SNAC)

SNACs are responsible for assisting in the planning, communication, and oversight for their neighborhood-based CLC while reflecting the uniqueness and diversity of each school and its surrounding neighborhood.

2017-2018 CLC Funding Sources

Community Partnerships

CLCs partner with 228 Community Businesses, Organizations, and Places of Worship

CLC Schools provide Behavioral Health Services in Partnership with Family Service, Blue Valley, Hope Spoke.

Students enrolled in summer programming

Power of School Community Coordinator

2019-20 Investment in School Community Coordinator Salary: $1,589,129
Total Amount Leveraged: $7,387,432
Net Value: $5,798,303

CLC students attend school more regularly than their peers.