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Community Learning Center's mission is to help adults develop literacy, math, and life skills using a supportive and holistic approach so that they can realize their fullest potential at home, in the workplace, and in the community. Our core values are:
· Access to Education: CLC values access to education for all students and their families. We seek to promote individual growth and community change through lifelong learning;
· Mutual Responsibility: CLC fosters a shared commitment to learning with an expectation of excellence for both teachers and students;
· Respect: CLC respects the life experience that our learners bring to the classroom. We provide a nurturing place for learning and sharing, with curriculum that is sensitive to our students’ needs; and
· Holistic Approach to Teaching and Learning: CLC meets the needs of its learners using student-centered teaching techniques, with an emphasis on individual attention. Our holistic approach honors teachers as learners and learners as teachers.
Since 1987, Community Learning Center (CLC) has been providing free literacy education to vulnerable adults in Philadelphia. Starting with just 67 students, CLC now teaches over 900 students a year in basic literacy, GED preparation, and English and a Second Language classes. We currently have locations in multiple neighborhoods around Philadelphia.