Advisory Committee Members Needed

Advisory Committee Members Needed

Communities In Schools- 21st Century Community Learning Center is looking for individuals to serve on the 21CCLC Advisory Committee. The committee will be committed to the success of the 21st Century programs, which serve children in grades 3-12 with academic tutoring, homework assistance, physical activities and enrichment activities.

The committee will consist of 10 members who actively participate in strategic planning for the continual improvement and long-term sustainability of the program. Meetings will be held four (4) times per year. 

We are looking for individuals to represent the following areas:

  • Parents
  • Students
  • Stakeholders
  • Community

Please contact Thomas Johnson, Director of Programs at or Patricia Simes, Executive Director at if you are interested in serving on the advisory committee.

The summary below provides additional information about the committee:

Communities In Schools- 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) programs include after-school and summer programs. We are in the process of establishing an Advisory Committee that will actively participate in the success of the program by providing advice, recommendations, assist with strategic planning, and relationship building. The goal of the committee is to help guide and positively influence program planning, maintenance and sustainability.

The committee will work to develop tools and resources to strengthen the local 21CCLC program. Committee members are expected to bring their unique knowledge and skills to complement the 21CCLC staff.

The Advisory Committee does not have formal authority and cannot issue program or administrative directives for the CISLC 21CCLC program. 

Committee Structure
The committee is comprised of 10 members:

  • Parents – 3 members (Students must attend EC schools)
  • Students – 2 members (Must attend EC schools)
  • Stakeholders – 3 members (1 must be a program tutor)
  • Community – 2 members

Committee Selection
Interest in becoming an Advisory Committee member does not guarantee a committee seat. Interested individuals are asked to contact the 21CCLC Program Director. The Director of Programs and Executive Director will be active in the selection of committee members, based on the required committee structure outlined above and the needs of the program.

Meeting Schedule
Advisory Committee meetings will be held five (4) times per year. Sub-committee meetings may be held as needed. Meetings will be held at ECCHS - CIS office (1100 West Columbus Drive, East Chicago) from 4:30 – 6:30pm the last Thursday of the month for the following months:   October, January, March, and May.

Length of Service
Committee members are asked to commit to a minimum of one (1) year of service and may be requested to stay on the committee for the duration of the grant. Communities In Schools of Lake County’s 21CCLC grant programs are scheduled to take place through May, 2018. 

Committee Member Responsibilities

  • Regularly attend meetings (3 minimum per year)
  • Stay informed about 21st CCLC program and prepare for meetings; review and comment on minutes, reports and related program practices
  • Interact with other members and build a collegial working relationship that contributes to the program success
  • Volunteer for and accept committee and subcommittee assignments and complete them thoroughly and on time
  • Actively take part in the 21CCLC strategic planning efforts.

21st CCLC Advisory Committee members receive no compensation for their participation on the Advisory Committee or its related activities/functions. 

If a committee member is unable to fulfill his or her commitment to the Advisory Committee, he/she is asked to provide a written notice of his/her resignation. Open seats will be filled as quickly as possible.