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RETC | 21st Century Community Learning Center

The Fordham University RETC – Center for Professional Development is proud to announce that it has received a grant from New York State to establish a 21st Century Learning Center in the Bronx.


The Fordham University RETC 21st Century Community Learning Center (RETC CLC) offers partnering Bronx Middle and High schools the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive program that offers all of the following free educational services:

  • Credit recovery in Math, ELA and Other Subject Areas for overage/under-credited students using the PLATO learning management system. This web-based software includes assessment tests, multi-media enhanced content and NYS Regents exam preparation.
  • Technology Enrichment in video, photo and sound editing, web design, robotics and industry recognized technology certifications like MOS, A+ and IC3.
  • Mentoring – participating students will be provided with undergraduate mentors – students of Fordham University – who have been interviewed and trained to work with student participants.
  • Participation in University and Cultural Events – participating students will be offered the opportunity to attend campus sporting and cultural events and observe university classes.
  • Technology Training for Parents – Parents of students in the participating schools will be invited to attend free technology training courses.


The RETC CLC will offer credit recovery and technology enrichment according to the following schedule:

Mondays and Wednesdays:  4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays:  4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturdays:  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Courses in credit recovery will run schedule for a total of 54 hours and technology enrichment will run for a total of 18 hours over a nine week cycle. Four cycles will be offered during the school year (two in the Fall and one in the Spring). Summer hours will be announced.

The RETC CLC is funded by a grant offered through New York State and requires participation by SINI and Corrective Action schools.

For more information, please contact:

Leah Tillman, Ph.D.
Interim Director
21st Century Community Learning Center
Fordham University

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