Community Learning Center changes lives every day through programs that build academic skills as well as confidence and perseverance.
We are deeply grateful to our dedicated teachers, tutors, and supporters who make a difference everyday. But it truly does take a village, and that is why we need your support. By joining together, we can build a better community.
Learn more about ways to get involved below.
Your tax-deductible donation to Community Learning Center helps adult learners work towards literacy, language skills, citizenship, and better jobs.
Give your time to teach digital literacy, English skills and more. Must have a bachelor’s degree to tutor. No degree needed for other volunteer roles.
Give The Gift of Literacy
Community Learning Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our work is possible thanks to generous donations and contributions from corporations, government agencies, foundations, and individuals whose philanthropy makes our successes a reality. We are grateful for our donors and invite you to join them in supporting CLC in whatever way you can.
CLC’s Gift of Literacy Certificates
Give a Gift of Literacy
Give the gift that gives back. Imagine if everyone in Philadelphia had the skills needed to pursue a life of purpose and dignity. CLC helps make this dream a reality. By joining together, we can build a better community. Learn more information about the ways you can contribute to someone’s education and professional development.
$30: GED Test Voucher for One Subject for One Learner
Did you know that each of the four subject tests required for the GED costs $30? Your gift of $30 covers the cost of registration for the Reading, Math, Science, or Social Studies test for one motivated learner.
$75: School Supplies for One Learner
Back to school shopping can be a major financial burden for many of the learners we serve. Your gift of $75 covers the cost of school supplies for one learner, including calculators, online learning resources, notebooks, folders, and pencils.
$120: GED Test Vouchers for All Subjects for One Learner
The total cost of $120 for the GED test is daunting for our leaners. Your gift of $120 covers the cost of registration for the Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies tests so that a learner may reach their goal of graduation.
$400: Support Professional Development for One Instructor
Allow a teacher to grow from special training and professional development opportunities. Your gift of $400 provides an instructor with a scholarship that covers the cost of registration for the annual PA Conference on Adult Literacy.
$25 Recurring: Give Where It’s Needed Most
Your sustaining gift of $25 each month helps us build a strong community of prepared and motivated learners. With your ongoing support, we can provide the literacy supplies and materials required for our learning community.
We push boundaries
Give Through Your Workplace
Double or triple your gift to the Community Learning Center by submitting a matching gift through your employer. Interested in becoming a sponsor? At the Community Learning Center (CLC), we value our partners and take pride in the long term relationships we build. We look forward to working with you to create valuable business opportunities that deliver real change for individuals, families, and communities.
Our network includes 7 Literacy Program Sites Citywide, 12 Board Members, and many talented volunteers and Instructors that serve over 1,2000 learners annually.
Learner Level - $1,200 and above
• Logo placement at community events
• Website and social media recognition
• Coordinated volunteer opportunity for employees
Advocate Level - $5,000 and above
• Prime logo placement at community events
• Website, social media, and newsletter recognition
• Ongoing volunteer opportunities for employees
Graduate Level - $10,000 and above
• Speaking opportunity at community events (i.e. Spelling Bee, Graduation Day)
• Exclusive logo placement at events
• Website and social media recognition
• Sponsor feature in newsletter
• Curated and coordinated volunteer opportunities for employees
More Ways To Donate
Looking for a convenient and quick way to donate? Donate to CLC Online
Donate in Person
Donate to us in person at our physical location! View our hours at the bottom of the page.
Donate Through Venmo
You can donate to us through Venmo, search CLCphilly on the Venmo app to give today!
Mail A Check
You can mail us a check to our address here at: 2701 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132.
Make a Legacy Gift
By including the Community Learning Center in your estate plans, you can create a lasting legacy to ensure that we bring basic skills to all low-income adults in Philadelphia. Future gifts provide a sustainable source of flexible funds that will advance access to education for CLC students. We encourage you to speak with your legal and tax advisors for more information.
Make a Distribution From Your IRA
Tax laws allow donors to make a distribution from an IRA to a charitable organization without being taxed. Your donation must be a direct transfer from your IRA to Community Learning Center completed by 12/31 of the current year.
Donate Items From Our Amazon Wishlist
You can help us replace worn-out supplies and invest in better equipment so we can continue to offer free classes to low-income adults in Philadelphia. Items are shipped directly to CLC and donations are tax deductible. Make sure to include your information in the order! If you mark the gift anonymous, we will not have a record of your donation.
Volunteer with Us
Individual and Group Volunteers:
- Reading & Math Tutoring
- Job Interview Practice
- Resume and Job Search Activities
- Basic Computer Skill Instruction
- Clerical/Office Support
Orientation and Training provided for all volunteers.
Together, we can advance adult literacy and improve our shared communities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to design your perfect sponsorship today!
Volunteer Opportunities for Your Employees:
Let CLC be your one point of contact to arrange volunteer opportunities at multiple program locations:
- Participate in an ESL conversation class (designed to help learners improve verbal English skills)
- Provide volunteer support for a fundraising or awareness event
- Interview students to develop stories about their experiences and successes
Tutor a learner (longer-term volunteer opportunity)
- Workforce Development Workshops
Beautify a classroom or learner library
Attend an Event
CLC Annual Spelling Bee
Why should kids get all the fun? At CLC’s premier ‘Spelling Bee’, three adult teams from Exude, Citizens Bank, and CLC battled it out to determine the best spellers in the area during this inaugural fundraiser. The competition was hosted at PECO with award winning actor, Johnnie Hobbs, Jr. as the event’s engaging emcee. Win or lose, the participants all agreed the Spelling Bee was a rousing success and the first of what will become CLC’s signature annual event.
Many Thanks To These Generous Sponsors!
UPDATE: We are still providing services remotely during the pandemic and have free resources to help you learn.