Program Funding and Components

The Program Components

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers, ASES, ASSETS, and new ELO-P programs provide a safe place for students to go after school, as well as opportunities for education and enrichment.  All ExCEL programs include these three components:

  1. Academic Program: Students complete their homework and study subjects such as reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and technology. High school students also work on college preparation and job readiness, and other opportunities to earn credits towards graduation.
  2. Recreation Program: Students participate in sports, dance, games, and other physical activities to stay healthy.
  3. Enrichment Program: Students choose classes such as life skills, art, cooking, and music, that are fun and broaden their experiences.

Program Funding

21st Century Community Learning Centers
In 1997, SFUSD received its first funding for After School Programs through the Federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant. 

After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Program 
The After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Program was initiated by the Legislature in 1998 (SB 1756), which provides funds to establish local after school education and enrichment programs. The program was modified in 2002 and changed its name to After School Education and Safety Program (ASES).

ASSETS 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)
In 2004, SFUSD received funding for high school after school programming through 21st CCLC Teen ASSETS.  

Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P)
On March 7, 2023 the Board of Education approved SFUSD's Expanded Learning Opportunities Program Plan, which guides the use of new state funding to expand access to after school and summer program across the district in the coming years.  This expansion will provide opportunities to run ExCEL programs across all SFUSD elementary schools. 

This page was last updated on August 22, 2023