Community Learning Center in Philadelphia, PA

Community Learning Center
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Community Learning Center


Community and Workforce Education Program

The Community and Workforce Education Program consists of high school equivalency (HSE) and pre-HSE, small group tutoring for beginning readers, and English language classes for English language learners. Classes take place at our learning sites in North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia.

Student Support Program

CLC's Student Support Program provides essential support to learners in all classes and tutoring groups. SSP offers transition support to post-secondary schools and job training programs, career coaching, job readiness instruction, and digital and financial literacy workshops. Staff hold one-on-one meetings to help learners stay on track. They also refer learners to local social services agencies as needed.


CLC develops strategic partnerships with organizations whose mission and services are aligned and figured prominently in CLC's delivery of services. For instance, CLC serves as a campus for myPLACE, an adult literacy and career preparation initiative spearheaded by the city's Office of Adult Education (formerly The Mayor's Commission on Literacy). CLC also provides educational programs and services at three PA CareerLinkĀ® sites to help adults enter job training programs. Finally, CLC forms employer partnerships to help its adult learners obtain job leads--with or without an HSE diploma.

Distance Learning

CLC refers interested learners to Pennsylvania's Distance Learning Project, which offers instruction in Adult Basic Education (ABE), high school equivalency preparation, transition to workplace and college, English as a Second Language (ESL), U.S. naturalization test preparation, and TOEFL test preparation. Distance learners are assigned DLP teachers and may work online or with books.