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Community Learning Centers

Foundation Communities provides a lot more than a roof over someone’s head. Our model of “housing plus services” is what empowers people to truly succeed. With Community Learning Centers located right where families live, children and adults can increase their educational or economic standing without the barriers of transportation, cost or childcare.

Learning Center boys studyingWorking parents depend on after-school and summer programs right where they live. Youth programs support reading and academic success and target childhood obesity through fun fitness activities and health and nutrition education.

Adult classes include:

Financial Education

English as a Second Language
Learn English for free! Our classes are open to the community and free. Come advance your career, help your children, and gain self-confidence. Summer sessions begin June 17th and run through August 9th.  Morning classes at Sierra Vista will be held from 8:30 - 10:30am.  Evening classes will be held at three properties, Sierra Vista, Southwest Trails and Vintage Creek and will run from 6:30 - 8:30pm.   For more information or to register contact Lauren Sharp at (512) 815-7381 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Free childcare is available for ages toddler and up. Información en español acerca las clases de inglés.

Learning centers provide a place for residents to gain knowledge and skills, learn to make sound financial decisions and increase their self-sufficiency while getting to know their neighbors and building a stronger community.

Austin Learning Centers

Daffodil Learning Center
Erika Sygal, Learning Center Coordinator

Sierra Ridge Learning Center
Megan Elkins, Learning Center Coordinator

Sierra Vista Learning Center
Leti Alvarez, Learning Center Coordinator

Southwest Trails Learning Center
Isaac Rosales, Learning Center Coordinator

Trails at the Park Learning Center
Jessica Collado, Learning Center  Coordinator

Learning Center kids at lunch

Trails at Vintage Creek Learning Center
Sabina Klein
, Learning Center Coordinator

M Station Learning Center
Michael Weitekamp, Learning Center Coordinator

North Texas Learning Centers

Peters Colony Learning Center, Carrollton
Tamyra Belo, Resident Services Coordinator

Shadow Brook Learning Center, Arlington
Michelle Beltran, Resident Services Coordinator

Sleepy Hollow Learning Center, Arlington
Janice Sanders, Resident Services Coordinator

Featured Learning Center Success Story

Letter from a Southwest Trails Learning Center parent:

I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am about the new homework hour that you are offering. My daughter Maria* has always been a good student until she started 4th grade. The teacher called me into conference about her concern of Maria’s skills in reading and writing.

I called Marisela (the learning center coordinator) right away with my concerns and spoke with the staff members about what Maria needs to work on. Marisela and her staff took Maria underneath their wing and Maria’s grades have improved greatly. Maria is on her way back to the A-B honor roll.

Maria is very proud of herself and what she has accomplished attending the homework hour. Maria is excited each and every day to head down to the learning center to do her homework. I don’t know how many parents can say that about their child’s attitude about homework. I feel this is such a positive and wonderful program. Keep up the great work!!

Grateful Parent

*Name changed

Lee Cooke speaking to Learning Center kids