The Learning Place, Inc.
The Learning Place was founded in 1990 by Phyllis M. Newland under the sponsorship of Laubach Literacy (now ProLiteracy Worldwide) as a neighborhood center to provide free literacy instruction to adults who were reading below a 4th grade level and living on the city's near south side.
The most significant difference between The Learning Place and other programs is the belief that learners must be true partners in their learning experience. Through this partnership students are encouraged to participate in all center operations.
Students at The Learning Place can choose one-on-one or small group instruction, or independent learning at the computer labs in the center.
In 2003, The Learning Place was chartered in New York State as a non-profit corporation and is managed by a board of directors, consisting of volunteer members.
On May 1, 2004 The Learning Place officially established itself as an independent organization, affiliated with but no longer under the direct auspices of ProLiteracy Worldwide A variety of mini-courses on topics that address other needs and interests are also available. Examples include financial, parenting, employment skills, voting, drugs and violence, art history, bread baking and first aid.
The Learning Place is supported by donor funds, grants and by volunteer office staff and tutors. We welcome inquiries. Please feel free to contact us anytime Monday through Friday from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm.
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Donations go toward operating expenses & educational material.
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