ACCORD Corporation

21st Century Community Learning Center at Canaseraga Central School
The 21st CCLC Program @ CCS
offers students in Grades K-8 recreation, academic enrichment, youth development  and core clubs that provide meaningful hands on activities that coordinate with school day learning and align with the Common Core standards. Examples of Core Club curriculum include Math and Music, Lego Robotics, Cartooning, World Sports and Cake Boss.  The program also offers opportunity’s to participate in:

Homework Assistance:

District teachers provide students with homework help.

Music Enrichment:

ACCORD provides a music instructor, Mr. Adam Stack, who travels to all program sites to teach music and instrumentation to students in all grades K-12 once a week. His work with students culminates with an annual multi-district Battle of the Bands event.

Legacy of Leaders program:

A Mentoring program with activities that highlight teamwork, sportsmanship, academic achievement and positive goal setting.

Teen Advisory Board:

Students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to be nominated into the Allegany County Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Members of TAB have the opportunity to evaluate and design future youth programing in Allegany county, serve as members on local coalitions and publically speak regarding issues impacting teens in their communities.

Check out their Facebook page to see what they are up to:

College Tours:

Offered to Juniors and Seniors, during the 2014-2015 program year 21st CCLC will be visiting the University of Buffalo, SUNY Fredonia, and SUNY Binghamton.

CYLI at Alfred University:

This program offers students the opportunity to explore STEM and learn about potential careers by bringing students, their teachers and AU faculty members and undergraduate program assistants together for four experiential learning activities on campus.

Summer Programing:
21st CCLC programing runs according to the school calendar and during the month of July to support school district summer school programs.

For more information contact:
Katherine Lefler, District Program Manager

(585) 519-6941


To complete an application for enrollment contact:

Kym Duthoy, Family Partner

(607) 769-0056


 ACCORD Corporations Vision Statement:

Educate, Encourage, Empower
ACCORD Corporations Mission Statement:
As a Community Action Agency we believe in the strength, dignity, and potential of all people. We offer access to opportunities, resources, and services to strengthen individuals, families and communities. We are committed to improving the community's response to rural poverty and giving a voice to the unheard.


ACCORD Corporations Values

Compassion, Dignity and Diversity, Advocacy and Empowerment, Commitment to Excellence, Professional Development, Partners and Collaborations and, Accountability and Responsibility


Youth Services Mission Statement: 
To ensure students of Allegany County are provided safe, high quality enrichment, education, recreation and development activities that enhance the collective missions of area schools alleviating the rural barriers of poverty and isolation by providing opportunities for students to achieve their greatest potential


Chronicle 21st CCLC Program Newsletter

Dear Canaseraga Parents & Students,


Greetings from the 21st CCLC Program at Canaseraga Central School! We hope you have all had a wonderful holiday break and are as ready and excited to jump into 2015 as we are.


December was quite busy with music visits with Mr. Stack, ASAP, amazing K-4 and 5-8 afterschool programs and our Cavity Free Kids program for grades K-4. Students had a blast participating in weaving, Lego Robotics and simple structures. Second grade FABLES nights taught students all about Holiday Traditions.  This month, third grade students are invited to attend our FABLES nights to explore our next theme, “What Makes Me Unique” with Mrs. Duthoy. In grades 9-12, students were given fabulous opportunities to attend program and earn community service hours while participating in student activities as well as help our K-8 students spread Christmas Cheer by Caroling on the 19th. Businesses and Community members alike all joined our program children in singing, laughing and giving back to the community. This month, 9-12 graders can prepare for our next college visit, the upcoming Pajama Jam Lock-In. Legacy of Leaders will continue to bring mentors and mentees together to create learning partnerships on respect, healthy competition and all around sportsmanship. In February, there will be a Legacy of Leaders Dodgeball Tournament and Community Service Opportunities for students in grades 9-12… Don’t miss out on any of these amazing experiences guys! Just come see Mrs. Lefler for details.


If your child is in grades K-8 and you haven’t enrolled them in the ACCORD Afterschool program yet, it’s never too late! We are always available Monday-Friday between the hours of 10-2 pm for enrollment appointments. Students in grades 9-12 are always welcome to enroll as well for our amazing mentor program worth community service hours and incredible experiences. Don’t forget, besides details on upcoming events, you can also access calendars, permission slips and other ACCORD information on the Canaseraga Central School website as well. Please contact me with any questions, or if you need to make an enrollment appointment. Please don't miss out on any of our upcoming events. What are you waiting for?! I’m looking forward to including your family in all we have to offer!



Katherine Lefler


*Katherine Lefler                                                                                               

21st CCLC Youth Services Site Manager                                          

(585) 519-6941                                                        


*Stacy Schmidt

21st CCLC Youth Services Senior Manager

(585) 268-7605          




Dear Fifth Grade Parent/Guardian,

We would like to formally invite you and your child to attend the first of our monthly FABLES nights here at Canaseraga after school. Each month, the ACCORD after school program will be hosting a FABLES night. FABLES (Families Building Learning Experiences with Schools) is built upon the idea that lifelong literacy begins with families and family engagement. The second and fourth Friday of each month, ACCORD after school personnel will provide a literacy workshop for a chosen grade level to attend along with their parents. The workshop will be centered on a specific theme or idea and then families will be given a project to complete with their children. Projects will be fun and based on literacy, creativity and most importantly, family engagement. On the second night of FABLES, children will be asked to present their project for the group. Each family that attends both workshop nights will be entered in a drawing to win a family game night package to be awarded at the conclusion of presentation night.   

For the Month of March (6th & 20th), we have selected the CCS Fifth grade class to attend FABLES. Our chosen theme will be “Diaries and 1st person perspective”. Students will be exploring the experiences of the many people who lived during WWII. We sincerely hope you can join us for this evening of refreshments, fun and family engagement.  The program will begin at 4:00 pm and conclude by 5:00 pm and will be held in the ACCORD Program Office, Room 112. To reserve your family’s spot or if you have any questions, please contact Katherine Lefler, Program Manager for the ACCORD After school Program at CCS.  


Katherine Lefler

21st CCLC @ CCS Program Manager

1(585) 519-6941 





The afterschool program would like to give a big shout out to the cafeteria and maintenance staff of Canaseraga Central School.  Not only do you provide nutritious snacks and everything we need to keep our program running but are always there with a smile and a kind word for the many children that stay after school with us.  You are our everyday heroes and we cant possibly imagine a day with out all you do.  THANK YOU!!!! 












      School Bus


    Starting Monday, September 15th, Monday-Friday @ 4:45pm, 21st CCLC Program and Canaseraga Central School will be providing a bus to transport children home.  ASAP, Sports Practice, ACCORD Afterschool name it, your child will now be able to participate and you can breathe easy knowing that they wil have safe reliable transportation home.  Only students enrolled in the 21st CCLC Program will be able to take advantage of this so please contact Katherine Lefler to set up an enrollment appointment or with questions! 


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