Candace M. Ferguson

Candace M. Ferguson is the state coordinator for the Texas 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)/Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) Program, administered by the Texas Education Agency and funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative administered by the U.S. Department of Education ( Ferguson has over 12 years of experience in state, local, and nonprofit sectors, a majority of which have been spent working with disadvantaged and at-risk youth. She worked as an afterschool site coordinator with the YMCA, a juvenile probation and parole officer supervising a variety of youth, and a grants monitor for the Office of the Governor's Criminal Justice Division.