"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."
— Margaret Mead
Community Learning Center Schools are based on an educational model that empowers youth to take ownership of their educational experience, to celebrate their diverse community and actively participate as members of a democratic society.
Community Learning Center Schools, Inc. (CLCS) is a non-profit charter school management corporation in Alameda, CA, that manages the Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) and Nea Community Learning Center (Nea), two of the most innovative and respected public charter schools in the Bay Area. CLCS is actively engaged in disseminating their uniquely effective model by school creation and design.
Our schools are tuition-free public charters, located at 1900 Third Street in Alameda, CA:
Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) — Grades 6-12
Nea Community Learning Center (Nea) — Grades K-12