A Community Learning Center is a philosophy, a place, and a set of partnerships between a school and other community resources. The community learning center model builds on the core instructional program of a school by adding educational and life skill enrichment for the entire family.
The Salt Lake City School District and Salt Lake Education Foundation have determined that the expansion of school-based Community Learning Centers (CLCs) is the number one priority for the Development and External Relations Department. Early data suggests that student gains increase in a school that provides wraparound services to students and their families.
In a CLC school, young people, their families, and community residents work as equal partners with the school and other community service providers to develop programs and enhance services in five areas:
The Lincoln CLC is now in the site preparation and design phase with the final design to be completed in the summer of 2013.