Corvallis Multicultural Literacy CenterCorvallis Multicultural Literacy Center
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center (CMLC) is a place where people of all cultures can come together in a "living room for learning," where all people can be teachers and learners, where sharing cultures and expanding literacies enables everyone ... Read more
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center (CMLC) is a place where people of all cultures can come together in a "living room for learning," where all people can be teachers and learners, where sharing cultures and expanding literacies enables everyone to take part in the community.
CMLC is a self-sustaining community-based learning center where individuals and families of all cultures come together to share, mentor, and understand cultural literacies, to access resources, and to build a cohesive community in a safe, welcoming environment.
We are in an historic 1910 house at 128 SW Ninth Street in Corvallis, Oregon. The center is conveniently located in the heart of the city, emphasizing that it is a gathering place for people from all over the community. It is near the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, the Arts Center, Central Park, Oregon State University, and the city bus transfer hub.
Resources and programming are free. No appointment is necessary during the open hours, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.
by Kaitlin D. from Santa Clarita, CA
I worked on the History Detective project. The people at the Center were very friendly and easy to work with. They told me exactly what they wanted which made it a fun and quick task as nothing was left up in air. I would definitely work with them again, and I recommend volunteering for them because of their in-detail instructions and friendly exposition.
As the Special Projects Coordinator, Jeanne has been very helpful and communicative about guidelines for writing. This is a great projects and I recommend it as a volunteer opportunity to anyone who wants to learn and contribute to education about cultures around the world.
I completed my first assignment for the Centre today.
I have learnt a lot so far during my research and I believe there is so much more to be learnt. I'm a history detective and in my opinion the topics for the cultural exploration kits have been very good so far. So, it's a learning experience all around. You learn, the persons who borrow the kits learn, and even persons from the Centre learn. These kits are a great way to facilitate and promote better cultural understanding and tolerance among the varying cultures within society.
Another thing I like is that the contact from the Centre (Jeanne Lusignan) maintains contact with you and guides you along the way, giving you points that you can expand upon or varying aspects that you can look at. This way, one is not like a fish out of water. When you complete your assignment, you receive a certificate. :)
So, if you love researching and expanding upon your knowledge and sharing knowledge with others, I highly recommend this Centre!