Neighbourhood Learning Centres are for Schools
NEIGHBOURHOOD LEARNING CENTRES makes sense for students, families, communities and schools. Learning today goes beyond the classroom. Knowledge is discovered in new ways, and skills are developed by a variety of experiences. But personal connection still matters. By opening their doors and welcoming the community, Neighbourhood Learning Centres promote rich learning environments and connect students with the world around them. These settings encourage resiliency and allow communities to flourish.
Growing Together with Partners
Neighbourhood Learning Centres grow through community engagement and partnerships. Many begin by offering the use of available space and extending hours of operation for groups to gather and pursue activities. Others go further and enter into joint-use agreements with organizations to offer community programs and services. However one is developed, NLCs draw school and community closer, for the benefit of students and the neighbourhood at large.
How is a Neighbourhood Learning Centre developed?
Your neighbourhood school may already have the basic elements of a Neighbourhood Learning Centre. To help it reach its full potential, become involved with its planning, take part in consultations and share your vision with others. Each NLC is unique, and develops according to the character and aspirations of the community it serves.
Resources for Schools
- Neighbourhood Learning Centres are for Schools one pager (PDF, 422KB)
- Student Engagement
- Resources and guides for schools to become a Neighbourhood Learning Centre
- View the Programs and Services that schools can offer as Neighbourhood Learning Centres.