Community Learning Center would like to give a huge shout out to Chris Blackerby of PalaceLearning.com and Bryant Guzman of Bryant Guzman Services, Inc. for their generous donation of educational posters for our classrooms. These high-quality posters help make our tutoring rooms appealing to students while also providing educational content such as planets, maps, days of the week and ABC’s. Thank you for making this the best start of the school year yet!
Jen NickersonDonated educational posters dress up our center!
The magnificent Joy Gendusa, Founder and CEO of PostcardMania, and her incredible Executives and staff held an in-house fundraiser to help our students start the new school year off right! They donated backpacks filled with school supplies for every student in our K – 3rd grade classes! They also donated brand new PE equipment and gift certs to Publix and Bro’s Pizza for a student pizza party! The students, parents and staff are grateful for the generous donations and always appreciate the ongoing support from Joy and her stellar PostcardMania team. *Pictured: PostcardMania’s Sophie Klein (left) with CLC Executive Director Jen Nickerson (right)
Jen NickersonPostcardMania helps our students get ready for school!
Back in the spring of 2015, Community Learning Center (CLC) began working with the We Believe in Me Foundation (WBIM) to help talented young athletes who did not have the academic scores necessary for admission to college. Brenda McCarthy and Jerry Wunsch, co-founders of We Believe in Me, have been working with CLC staff to get students qualified. Jerry was an offensive lineman for 9 seasons in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Bucs and the Seattle Seahawks.
Our Community Learning Center and We Believe in Me athletes have been working hard to improve their skills, and therefore their grades. Here is a success from of one of our student athletes:
“The Community Learning Center has helped me tremendously. Before I joined this family, I was struggling but I fought my way through and started studying and focusing on my grades and the ACT test all summer. I did virtual classes while others were having fun and enjoying their summer.
I got B’s in a full year of English. Without any of these people that entered my life, I would not be going to the University of Akron.
These people are great and they love their jobs. They worked to help me prepare for the ACT and earn a score of 24, which is excellent!
Thanks to everyone who believed in me and never gave up on me!”–D.G. (Teen Athlete Student)
Kristen HarperCommunity Learning Center and We Believe in Me