The Linden Public School District’s 21st Century Community Leaning Center provides sixth through eighth grade students with a successful education and enrichment program after the regular school day has ended. The after school program provides a comprehensive and supplemental program of learning and enrichment opportunities that is delivered after school at Joseph E. Soehl Middle School. The after school program operates from 2:45 – 5:45 pm every day that regular school is in session.

The wide variety of programs that are offered will improve their academic performance and promote positive social behavior andappropriate interaction with peers and parents. The after school program works with several local community agencies and partners such as: Jewish Family Services of Central New Jersey, Rahway YMCA, Prevention Links, Union County Youth Services Bureau, Sherriff’s Department, Linden Library and Rutgers Gardens.

The program offers one hour of homework tutorial provided by an academic teacher and a highly qualified paraprofessional. The second hour of the program are rotating STEM enrichment classes such as Language Arts, Mathematics, Character Education, Physical Education Design Squad, Lego Robotics, Media Technology and Life Skills. The final hour of the program consists of a comprehensive recreational offering of classes such as Open Gym, Jewelry Making, Crochet, Interactive Game Room, Keyboarding, ROTC, Zumba, Chess etc. The 21st CCLC Program also coordinates monthly family nights, class trips, community service, guest speakers, assemblies, parenting workshops, mentoring programs, NJ ASK preparation, counseling services, expanded library and media hours and daily snacks.

The Linden 21st CCLC has a positive impact on our children through an important transitional stage and helps them to become productive citizens. The purpose of the Linden 21st CCLC Program is to establish an environment that provides students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to compliment the students’ regular academic program.

Below is a PDF of the application/registration as well as the flyer for the program. Applications can be returned to room 216A at Soehl Middle School and the program is offered on a first come, first served basis.

21st Century Flyer (488.6 KiB)

21st Century Registration Form (241.5 KiB)

Hours of Operation

The 21st Century Community Learning Center is housed at Joseph E. Soehl Middle School from 2:45 – 5:45pm each day that regular school is in session. The fifth graders will start at their 2:20pm dismissal.

2:45 – 3:45 Homework Zone

3:45 – 4:00 Nutritious Snack

4:00 – 4:45 Enrichment Class-Mathematics, Language Arts,

Character Education, Physical Education, Media Technology

4:45 – 5:45 Recreation Time

The 21st Century Community Learning Center collaborates with a group of community partners such as the Youth Service Bureau, Prevention Links, Union County Sheriff’s Department, Rutgers University and Jewish Family Services of Central New Jersey. The 21st Century Community Learning Center program has a positive impact on our children through an important transitional stage and ultimately helps them become productive citizens.

Contact Information

21st Century Community Learning Center
Office Hours 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Joseph E. Soehl Middle School
300 East Henry Street
Linden , New Jersey 07036
Office Phone: (908) 486-0139 or 486-0141
Fax: (908) 486-3070

Isabella Scocozza
Vice-Principal & Program Director
iscocozza@linden.k12.nj.us

April Knight
Program Secretary
aknight@linden.k12.nj.us