MHP (Montgomery Housing Partnership) has been selected as a recipient of a $1.1 million grant to develop and operate a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) during the next five years, in partnership with Arcola Elementary School in Wheaton, Maryland. MHP owns three affordable housing communities near the school, where it provides nearly 300 units of affordable rental housing to low- and moderate-income families. MHP has operated community centers for its residents at its Amherst Square and Pembridge Square developments since 1998 and 2002, respectively, producing award-winning Community Life programs for all ages.
The grant will enable MHP to transform its afterschool Homework Clubs, which will accommodate 120 students aged 5-11. Two classrooms will be available at Arcola Elementary School, and three will operate at the Amherst Square and Pembridge Square community centers.