Community Learning Center empowers adults in Philadelphia who are facing economic disadvantage with the academic and employment skills necessary to realize their fullest potential at home and in the workforce.
We believe all adults can learn and grow.
We foster an inclusive space in which all cultures, traditions, and social identities are welcomed and respected.
We create equal access to education because systemic injustices lead to unequal opportunities and barriers to participation.
We seek out the knowledge and experience of our community partners and work together on shared goals.
We believe learning is empowering and deserves to be celebrated.
In 1987, founder Jean Fleschute launched an adult education program called Community Learning Center (CLC), meeting a dire local need for adults who had not finished high school. Starting with 67 students, Ms. Fleschute and devoted volunteers taught classes in the Germantown, Kensington, and West Oak Lane neighborhoods and began CLC’s hallmark of student-centered education that promotes a love of lifelong learning.
In 1994, Community Learning Center became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Throughout its history CLC has worked diligently to establish its reputation as an outcome-driven organization.
Today, CLC’s two main locations at 2701 North Broad Street (at Lehigh Avenue) and at 229 North 63rd Street (between Race and Vine Streets) in West Philadelphia serve as campuses for myPLACE, an assessment and referral service funded by Philadelphia’s Office of Adult Education (formerly called the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy), the starting point for adult education services in Philadelphia. CLC’s West Philadelphia site is also the location of CLC’s Pearson Vue Authorized Test Center, where candidates can take the GED® and other Pearson Vue tests.
Building on a long history of partnership with other organizations, CLC is currently growing its partnership with Philadelphia Works Inc., a nonprofit that finances and oversees employment and training services that enable Philadelphians to find and qualify for work. Through this partnership, CLC offers classes at three PA CareerLink® sites and teaches occupationally relevant academic skills to participants in a building trades workforce development program.
Community Learning Center is run by a dedicated team of nonprofit professionals and educational experts. Click to see the full team.
Kimmell J. Proctor
Director of Education
OUR COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER TEAM
CLC is so different from anywhere else I had ever been. It is full of wonderful, welcoming people who support you. I couldn’t believe it when they said the classes were free.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President, Sr. Manager IT
Managing Partner, Human Capital Consulting Division
Assistant Vice President, Procurement Services
Jeffrey K. Daman
Partner at Daman and Associates
Manager, Flagship Personal Advisor Services
Executive Vice President, Housing Operations
Philadelphia Housing Authority
Adjunct Professor; Contributing Editor
Director of District Engagement & Constituent Outreach
Vice President, Retired. Previously General Counsel
Community Learning Center collaborates with other agencies in Philadelphia to provide the best services possible for our students.
CLC is an an outcome-oriented agency, and has a well-earned reputation for providing excellent instruction, comprehensive referrals, and supportive case management services. Throughout our partnership, CLC’s team of professionals has
helped us to be better serve our customers.
Looking to Partner?
If you are interested in becoming a CLC community partner, please contact us for more information.
A huge thank you to our corporate sponsors and their generosity!
CLC’s work in the community to address the wide-spread continuing issue of adult literacy is rooted in their great compassion for our city and its far too many under-privileged citizens.
Associate Vice President, AP & Procurement Services,
Looking to sponsor?
Sponsoring a CLC event is a great way to show your support to the CLC community. If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming CLC event or program, please contact us for more information.
We currently do not have any job openings available at this time. Please check back regularly for future employment opportunities.
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UPDATE: We are still providing services remotely during the pandemic and have free resources to help you learn.