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Pro Tutoring Student Success

“E. had an 83% in pre-algebra before we started tutoring with Sioux. That doesn’t sound too bad, right? But that was only because her homework was so good. She was flunking every test! After just a few weeks of tutoring, her grade is up to a 96% and her last two tests were A’s. She has so much more confidence about her math abilities. I can’t thank you enough! H.S. (parent of a 7th grader)

Siblings’ Success: from struggling to Honor Roll

“Before coming to the CLC, my son’s grades were D’s and C’s. Since getting tutoring with Ms. Sioux, my son E. went from a D student to B’s and my son S. was on the Honor Roll for two grade periods. I am super grateful and happy they have gone up in grades. Thank you CLC!” –P.G. (mother of 4th and 3rd grade students)

Bullying Prevention Month

In honor of Bullying Prevention Month, the students of Community Learning Center signed a pledge to not bully and to Treat Others The Way They Want To Be Treated!

6th Annual Innisbrook Golf Fundraiser

Join us for the 6th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament at the Innisbrook Resort’s prestigious South Golf Course on November 3rd, 2018. By your participation, sponsorship or donation to this tournament, you are helping the Community Learning Center (CLC) expand its delivery capability to helping 300 children per week! Every dollar made at this tournament will go directly to the expansion of CLC’s tutoring programs and projects on character education, drug prevention and human rights. Thank you again for your continued support of the Community Learning Center! Download our flier!

Innisbrook ResortInnisbrook Resort

Located at 36750 Us Highway 19 N in Palm, Harbor, Fla. is Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf and Spa Resort. Innisbrook is home to not one, not two but four championship courses all in one location. These four courses were each designed by architect Lawrence Packard – including the top-rated Copperhead course, which welcomes the world’s finest players each March when the PGA TOUR visits Innisbrook for the Transitions Championship.

The Course

  • The CLC Benefit will be held on the South Course
  • Par 71 • 6,620 yards
  • At over 6,600 yards, South is reminiscent of a links-style design, both in terms of rolling terrain and numerous fairway bunkering. Ample waste bunkers, a total of 10 water hazards, undulating terrain, and the Gulf of Mexico breezes all combine to make South another great Innisbrook challenge that’s become a favorite of our returning guests and event planners.
  • Download your scorecard!

Event Details

  • When: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
  • Where: Located at 36750 Us Highway 19 N in Palm, Harbor, Fla.
  • Tee Time: 8:00 a.m. Shotgun


Student Successes – Straight A’s in school now!

CR with Sioux Hart Jan 2018

1st success – “Since I came from another country I was doing bad in school because I didn’t have that much language structure. So I started the tutoring, and in less than two months I was able to improve from 180 to 215 words in the Florida system (testing). My grades last grading period were C’s and D’s. Now I have all B’s and A’s.” -C.R. (high school student)

2nd success a month later – “I’ve got straight A’s at school now!! When I first got here, my grades were mostly C’s and D’s. At my reading class, we have a rotation schedule that has similar reading and comprehension levels. In August, I was in the lowest level, and now that we started the new semester, I am in the highest level.” -C.R. (high school student)

*In less than three months, C.R. made Honor Roll and then Principal’s List and improved her reading scores from a 3rd grade level to a 9th grade level.

2018 Summer Camp!

CLC Academy student meets award-winning chefs!

CLC Academy student, G., has been dreaming of becoming a chef. He often cooks at home for his mother, father and siblings and he imagines a day when he can help support his family through his profession.

CLC Executive Director, Jen Nickerson, arranged a trip for G. to meet two award-winning chefs. Zoltan (pictured on right) is an Executive Chef and Kevin (pictured on left) ranks #1 young chef in the United States and #2 in the world. They toured G. through their kitchen and shared so much about their occupation with this bright, young boy. G. was able to ask countless questions and was completely inspired by this amazing experience!

CLC Helping in the Community!

CLC Executives were honored to help a CLC Academy family build a new home with Habitat for Humanity Pinellas. Habitat brings community volunteers, corporate donors, civic organizations and faith groups together to build affordable homes for low-income families and individuals. CLC helped with caulking windows and doors, spray foam, exterior paint, clean up and more. We will return during Spring Break at the end of March to help with the final touches. Our CLC Academy family will move into their new home in April!

Community Learning Center volunteer spotlight

Community Learning Center would like to acknowledge Alma, our work study partner from Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA). Alma does art classes with our Community Learning Center Academy students and helps with many different projects around the center. She has many, many talents that have been put to use and her help is much appreciated.

Alma is studying to be a Medical Assistant at UMA and was recently designated a Student Ambassador. As a Student Ambassador, Alma is there to assist fellow students and represent the UMA program.

UMA helps their students who are studying for careers in the medical field with programs that pay UMA students for working with local non-profit businesses while they are attending classes.

The UMA students that we have had working with Community Learning Center have been an asset to our quest to improve education in the local community.

UMA offers programs in the medical field which include Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant and many more. Community Learning Center is proud to partner with UMA in helping students of all ages achieve their goals and dreams for a better future!

PostcardMania helps CLC kids with sports equipment donation!

The PostcardMania staff held a Christmas tree contest and one of the teams had a CLC theme. They pulled in donations of kick balls, footballs, basketballs, sports equipment and $181 cash for our school. They made it possible to have a full physical education program in our school with lots of fun sports activities! Owner Joy Gendusa and her amazing PostcardMania team are always greatly appreciated for all they do for CLC kids!