The mission of The Learning Place is to provide individuals with valuable literacy education and to help them develop key life skills so they may be self-reliant and live with independence and dignity.
Most people believe that literacy is an issue in Africa, not in their backyards. We provide literacy instruction to the "hardest to serve", people who are illiterate, have learning disabilities, have difficulty getting or sustaining employment, etc.
From basic literacy classes to employment skills, technology and even writing skills classes designed to enhance workplace-specific writing skills, The Learning Place has something for everyone. Contact us today to find out how we can help you, your family and friends!
The Learning Place knows how integrated technology is in our lives and how important it is in the workplace. Our learning centers feature laptops and smartboards to improve both the learning process and to give students access to technology to build their life and work skills.
To foster the development of future physicians responsive to changing community and societal needs and concerns. The second year of the Determinants of Community Health (DOCH) course is entitled “Researching Health in the Community”. In this course, students will build upon the knowledge and skills learned in year 1 when students learned about the concepts of health, determinants of health, health promotion, and disease prevention. They also learned about the importance of physicians working with community agencies. In year 2 students work on a research project at a community agency or hospital, applying concepts learned during their first year to investigate health issues and determinants of health affecting specific population groups.
The purpose of this research was to give MBA students the opportunity of developing a marketing plan for an organization that could not otherwise afford the help of experts to create a resource to build capacity.
In this project students were required to work with us for 7 weeks to create and submit a project proposal for the consultation work. Students researched and presented a plan to create and develop an outreach and literacy awareness effort.
“...I just love their programs. The Learning Place has really helped me prepare for my new office job doing data entry...”
“... My employer wanted me to improve my writing ability so she could promote me to a new position. The Learning Place helped me enhance my vocabulary and refine my written communications skills ...”
“... It was difficult for me to read and write before I came to the Learning Place. Now I feel comfortable at work and with friends...”
“... To get the job I wanted, I really had to learn all about computers. I was able to practice on a computer and work with instructors that really knew what they were doing. I would recommend them to anyone ...”