Community Learning Center (CLC) is a community-based, adult literacy program. For over fifteen (15) years, CLC has been providing no-cost literacy education to North Philadelphia neighborhoods, primarily in the Kensington area. In 1987, CLC started with just 67 students; presently, CLC serves 300 students annually. During its fifteen-year history, CLC has served over 3,500 adult learners. Many of our students have improved their lives and given their children a better future by continuing their education at the college level or by completing job-training programs. Through the work of CLC, many families have been able to leave the welfare rolls. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has honored five of our students as Success Story Winners in 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, and 2002 respectively.
Five and a half years ago, CLC became independent of its parent organization, Personal Resources Network (PRN). CLC started the process for independence in June of 1994, establishing 501(c)(3) status, constituting its own board of directors, and registering with the Commonwealth as a nonprofit corporation; as of July 1, 1996, CLC received in its own name grants from the PDE. CLC continues to run with the same scope and mission that it did under PRN.