The Linden Public School District has received a multi-million dollar competitive grant award to offer after school services for students at Joseph E. Soehl Middle School. The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center is an after school program for Soehl Middle School students in grades six through eight from 2:45-5:45 pm each day. The program coordinates many activities that integrate the (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics theme throughout the day.

The after school program consists of a Homework Tutorial class staffed with an academic teacher and a highly qualified paraprofessional. Students will have an opportunity to work on their assignments, form study groups and to prepare for upcoming assessments.

The second component of the after school day is a structured enrichment class. All enrichment classes are scheduled on a rotating basis and provide activities in Language Arts, Mathematics, STEM, Media Technology, Physical Education and Character Education.

The final component of the program consists of a variety of recreation classes such as Open Gym, Jewelry Making, Media, Art, Photography, Yoga, Miniature Golf etc. The 21st CCLC also provides monthly parenting workshops, family nights, class trips, community service opportunities, guest speakers and much more.

If you have any questions about the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center at Soehl Middle School, please contact April Knight, Program Secretary at 908-486-0550 ext 8787.

Helpful resources:

Parent Letter

Registration Form

21st CCLC Flyer


This project was funded in its entirety with federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by No Child Left Behind, Title IV, Part B, Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.