Empowerment Academy, Inc.  

900 Cesery Blvd, Suite 118

Jacksonville, FL 32211
Office 904-900-8391 Fax 904-309-9935

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Site Location and Hours:

Lewis Cobb Community Center

4511 Portsmouth Ave.

Jacksonville, FL 32208

Empowerment Academy, Inc.

21st Century Community Learning Center

Lewis-Cobb Community Center


The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the No Child Left Behind Act. Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the specific purposes of the federal law are to: 

  • Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet state and local student academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics. 

  • Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs and character education programs, that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.
  • Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development. 

For more information, please access our FAQs.



Parents of students at Ribault Middle and Raines High schools can come to the center during program hours to complete an application. 

Students of private middle and high schools in the Sherwood Forest area are also eligible to receive services.

​All program activities are provided at no­cost.

Contact Information:

Program Director: Sonia Roberts

Site Coordinator: Deliah Floyd-Carter 

​Email: saroberts@eacdc.org

EA is fulfilling its mission to improve education outcomes through a partnership with the Florida Department of Education to provide 21st CCLC programming to local students at Ribault Middle and William M. Raines High schools, as well as to middle/high school students in private schools.