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Learning center programs

Learning doesn’t end with school.

Supporting neighbors is the foundation of community. At our community-located Learning Centers, residents can learn new skills like computers and technology regardless of their age. 

Youth Learning Centers

In the Shelby Park, California, and Shawnee neighborhoods, elementary and middle-school students get help with homework, Monday–Friday from 3–7 p.m. In addition to homework, staff and volunteers provide other educational activities and lessons to supplement school work.

In the Shelby Park, California and Shawnee neighborhoods, elementary and middle-school students focus on youth development using the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI), which center around four broad areas that include safe environment, supportive environment, interaction and engagement. The goals are to build self-esteem, increase one’s sense of integrity, improve communication skills, advance literacy proficiencies, develop leadership skills, and become better neighbors.

Lifelong Learning Centers

Lifelong Learning Centers give young parents and older, disabled residents assistance in using computers, job searching skills, using the internet, and staying in touch with family and friends. These centers — in the Phoenix Hill, California, and Russell neighborhoods — are also used as group sessions on education, financial stability, job readiness, health and wellness, and other community building events and activities.

To learn more about our programs, call Resident Services at 502-719-7162.