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DocumentThe Community Learning Center’s educational programs, which focus on family support and community building, assist South San Francisco residents in reaching their full potential.

Our Mission

We believe that each child, youth and adult has unique strengths, talents and skills. Incorporating these gifts, we build a community where people learn and teach each other in order to experience personal and professional success. We are committed to building an environment that fosters:
Respect - Learning - Collaboration - Support - Fun

Some of the programs at the Community Learning Center

Adult Programs*

Introduction to Computers

  • Beginner computer classes for adults
  • Bilingual class English/Spanish

Native (Spanish) Language Literacy

  • Open to adults who are native Spanish speakers
  • Leamos@theLibrary is a NEW online program teaching basic literacy with a tutor
  • Multi-level class is led by volunteer teachers

  Support Programs for Families

  • Immigration, Citizenship, Housing Information Forums in English and Spanish
  • Parenting workshops to help raise children – preschool to high school 
  • Navigating the educational system: Pre-K to college opportunities 
  • Accessing information on scholarship, grants, and economic resources 

***** Children’s activities available for children ages 3 - 12 years while parents are taking classes

Youth Programs 

 Homework Club

  • For elementary school age children in 3rd - 5th grades who live or attend a school in South San Francisco
  • Homework quality and completion in math, writing, and reading

Voices of Our Community

  • A family program in which families work together over 6 weeks to create a performance piece that celebrates your family's diverse stories, traditions and values.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities available for high school students and adults.  Training available.
Please call (650) 877-8540 for more information.

Contact Us

Community Learning Center
520 Tamarack Lane
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8540 |

Contact Staff

Karla Bourdon
Program Manager

Anita Palafox
Administrative Assistant

Frances Ulrich
Children's Program Coordinator