Who We Are

Welcome to Afterschool Programs of Lancaster! For over 20 years we have provided thousands of children from our community with homework help, math and reading tutoring, adult mentoring, and meals. We serve students and families in all five of our district elementary schools with the goal to provide the supportive structure these students need to thrive and become contributing members of our community.

As a non-profit organization, our program is funded through grants and donations; in fact, the Afterschool Programs of Lancaster has been awarded a total of 12 Federal Nita M. Lowey 21st  Century Grants totaling $8 + million in awards since 2004. Combined with the donations we receive from our Homework Fund, grants and donations from the Fairfield County Foundation, and the community, these funds directly serve and benefit the students and families in the Lancaster City Schools district.

Our mission is to provide programs and services that enrich the educational, social and cultural opportunities for students and families in our community. With the help of our passionate volunteers, administrative staff, and board members, and 68 community partners, we are devoted to making a difference in the academic achievement and quality of life for these young children. Thank you for being a part of the Afterschool Programs of Lancaster.


Contact Afterschool Programs of Lancaster

Main Office
625 Garfield Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130, USA

(740) 653-5678

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Site Contacts


Gorsuch West CLC

440 Trace Drive. Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Fhara Hopper - Site Director


Medill CLC

1160 Sheridan Drive. Lancaster, Ohio 43130  

Debbie McClure - Site Director

Taylor Rayl - Student Family Coordinator


Mt. Pleasant CLC

712 N. Broad Street. Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Becky Seesholtz - Site Director

Lori Leohner - Student Family Coordinator 




Tallmadge CLC

694 Tallmadge Avenue. Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Kayla Radigan - Site Director



Tarhe Trails CLC

2141 Greencrest Way. Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Addie Sexton - Site Director


Disclaimer type: The Afterschool Programs of Lancaster is a recipient of federal funding through the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program, the only federal program dedicated to afterschool programs. The Afterschool Programs of Lancaster has been fortunate to receive these grants and continues to grow with annual enrollment of more than 280 children within the seven locations we serve. The Afterschool Programs of Lancaster is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Click the link below for for Child Care Licensing Rules.