Neighborhood Learning Community
The Neighborhood Learning Community is a collaboration of people and organizations committed to creating a culture of learning of the West Side. The NLC believes in recognizing diverse talents, focusing on learning and reflection, achieving abundance through collaboration, engaging with big questions and ideas, and grounding the work in the neighborhood. Through collaboration, some of the initiatives the NLC supports:
The West Side Youth Circulator A free bus for young people that runs all over the West Side, connecting various learning opportunities and residential areas.
The Youth Apprenticeship Project Teens obtain meaningful work through apprenticeships at businesses and organizations on the West Side.
All Around The Neighborhood The West Side becomes a living classroom by encouraging community members to teach fun topics at different and sometimes surprising sites throughout the neighborhood.
West Side Kid Connection Monthly lunch meetings where those concerned with youth success and education on the West Side can meet to discuss concerns and share triumphs.
After-School Programming Teens take part in free, creative learning opportunities at Humboldt, Neighborhood House, St. Matt’s and GAP taught by members of the community.