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A Year of Celebrations and Accomplishments


Garden 2014Annual Garden Event!

A Benefit for the Bridge to College Program

More than 120 guests filled RoAnn Costin’s beautiful garden on Sunday, June 1, sipping peach Bellinis and making new friends at our annual benefit for the Community Learning Center’s Bridge to College program. The Friends of CLC are the primary funders for Bridge.

Honorary Chair Sacha Pfeiffer from WBUR spoke about her experiences as a volunteer tutor at CLC and then introduced several Bridge graduates. The Bridge alumni relayed their stories of challenge, determination, and hope and responded to questions from the crowd.

We are grateful to all our supporters and volunteers who helped us reach our fundraising goal for this event, but that doesn’t mean we can rest on our laurels. The Friends of CLC rely on your ongoing support to create a secure future for Bridge to College and to maintain or expand other student services, especially in the current climate of uncertain public funding.

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Student Graduation - June 19, 2015

reservedThe excitement was palpable as a packed auditorium cheered on the adult students who completed the ESOL, Bridge to College, GED, or Adult Diploma programs of the Community Learning Center or have become U.S. citizens during the year.

Thursday, June 19, 2015

Reception 5:30PM
Graduation Ceremony 6:30PM

Cambridge Public Library, Main Branch
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138

The Honorable Mayor David P. Maher provided the opening remarks.  Four students representing the graduating classes from our educational programs spoke at the ceremony.  This year, certificates were awarded to over 70 graduates from our English for Speakers of Other Languages, Adult Secondary Education, Bridge to College and Workplace Education programs. 20 New Citizens as well as the CLC Volunteer of the Year was also recognized. 

The Friends of the Community Learning Center presented scholarships to students pursuing higher education at our local colleges and universities. Our graduates have enrolled in degree or certificate programs at Bunker Hill Community College, UMass Boston, Emerson, Northeastern, Simmons, Lesley, Middlesex Community College, and Urban College, many on scholarship. Many transfer to four-year institutions after completing study at a community college. Read our student stories!