Out-of-School Time Programming

Discover no-cost out-of-school time programming at our 21st Century Community Learning Centers across five Cedar Rapids neighborhoods. Partnered with Tanager and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Corridor, we offer engaging activities and educational support to empower our community’s youth. Join us in creating a dynamic learning environment where every child can thrive.

Programs for Parents

Embrace the journey of parenthood with our comprehensive and free parent programs, offering invaluable support in prenatal education, parenting guidance, and child/family development. We understand the challenges families face, and our programs, conducted in partnership with YPN, aim to assist and empower every family within our community. Join us in creating a nurturing environment where all families can thrive and grow together.

Literacy Initiatives

Our literacy programs are designed to foster early literacy skills and combat summer learning loss. We understand the crucial role literacy plays in a child’s development, which is why we offer specialized programs aimed at cultivating strong reading abilities from an early age. Our engaging activities and resources not only enhance literacy but also prevent summer learning loss, ensuring that children maintain and advance their reading skills during the summer. Join us in empowering young minds and building a foundation for lifelong learning through our impactful literacy initiatives.

LGBTQ+ Center

The Center provides a safe and confidential environment for LGBTQ+ youth, families, and allies. Programs at the Center are diverse and include support groups, special art offerings, mentoring programs, Pride Café, community service, health initiative classes, parent workshops, financial literacy, tutoring, and career exploration.