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Excellence In Learning Community Co-Op

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Special Education

Mission: We are a home school community of students and families who desire to glorify God by uplifting, encouraging, equipping and supporting home educating families to disciple young men and women of character.

Results: Over the years, we have had 20 students graduate using our programs. Among them are a physicist, a professional chef, a small business owner, a nurse, 10 are currently attending college, 4 are married, and 2 are parents. We have served homeschooling families since 2009 and over 1500 students during that time.

Target demographics: Families with students K-12

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250 students, 100 +/- families

Geographic areas served: Newark, Ohio

Programs: Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Library, Support, Activities, Field Trips, Milestone Events, and Social Opportunities

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Mason M.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Good coop, great classes, and nice people. I’m proud to be a member.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our family has been involved with Excellence in Learning Community Co-Op for more than 6 years. Two of our children attended class at ELCC and participated in extra curricular activities that have helped to prepare them for a well balanced future. I could provide a mile long list of reasons why our family returned to ELCC with each new school year and how ELCC has benefited many families in many different ways, but I will focus on just a few. ELCC is God honoring and in return, God has blessed ELCC. The leadership and parents involved in ELCC are passionate about children and highly capable of providing academic education and training in the ways of Christian virtue. The atmosphere at ELCC is one of inclusion where children are widely accepted and not left to be alone. From my vantage point, children are excited about going to ELCC to learn. Also, ELCC offers children many opportunities for social development across all age groups.

1 Keri S.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

We love this homeschooling community! Eight years ago, myself and our 4 children found ourselves isolated in our home education. We discovered ELCC and signed up for a couple of fun classes in hopes of establishing friendships. Co-op day quickly became the favorite school day of the week with each of us finding a place to belong. The more we connected and valued co-op, the more we have given back with our time. I became a teacher, then helped as a Facilities Coordinator, served as the Secretary and continue to give to ELCC now as a Doyenne board member. As an interdenominational Christian group, I have been so encouraged to see wonderful examples of faith, to see God's hand guiding our journey together, and to be part of a group that gives back to the surrounding community. I love seeing families find the support they need to be able to homeschool successfully! Through the years co-op has fulfilled the different needs of our family - sometimes through art, music and drama classes, and other times with core subjects like writing and science. Some families come for one class and others stay all day. This is the beauty of homeschooling and ELCC - the flexibility to make it fit to whatever the changing needs are in order to help our students thrive! The new curriculum library has saved our family hundreds of dollars already and makes it possible for other families to even consider homeschooling. And now with teenagers, these friendships are even more important and so much fun to share in milestone events like Proms, student showcases and graduations, not to mention all the other field trips and coordinated events. We love our ELCC family!!

1 Franksjr

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is such a great organization, I've never seen children love to be in school so much! The best part about this environment is that you see older kids looking after the younger ones and getting along as if they were a family! No dizting other age groups like you see in the public school system.
The entire Leadership Team and the Teachers of E.L.C.C. help in promoting this atmosphere while the children gain top notch learning and have fun doing it!
*****5 STARS FOR SURE!!! *****

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We joined Excellence In Learning last fall. We love it! ELCC is very welcoming and open to all types of homeschoolers. This was so great since we don't do traditional homeschooling, we do online public school. They offer a great variety of classes at a very affordable price. I would recommend Excellence In Learning to anyone that is looking for a Co-op.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter found this co-op five years ago. They are the first in our family to homeschool and I am so thankful that she found ELCC. I know they have made lots of friends and she has a wonderful support system.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found this community 5 years ago. It has been such a blessing to our family. My kids have had so many social windows open to them and myself and the amount of friends is mind blowing. We love ELCC and hope to be with them till the end of our homeschooling days.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Excellence in Learning Community Co-op has helped hundreds of children, and their families, educate and be educated in a manner that best suits them. They have planted three other local co-ops. And I know personally we could not have gotten all three of our children not only through high school, but through part of college as well, without the love, support, and community the co-op has offered. If you were thinking of homeschooling you should definitely connect with ELCC.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined Excellence in Learning Community Co-op seven years ago. We are getting ready again for the first day back after the summer break. My son is so excited about getting started, learning, and connecting with his friends. I think my favorite part is walking in and seeing all the smiles on the faces of the children. Yes, there were tears when we had to cancel for weather last year! This organization provides resources to educate my child in a way that he thrives. The friendships that we have made are priceless. The cost remains low as many families live off of one income to home school. I am so thankful to be part of ELCC and hoping that it will be there for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

2 Christy H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

On a social note....my son has made a lot of friends at Excellence in Learning Co-Op. He absolutely loves to go once a week. He really looks forward seeing all his friends. On an academic level he loves the classes he takes. He gets to brush up on his math skills, he gets to do a lot of fun science experiments, absolutely loves the art class, gets plenty of exercise in gym class. We choose to be there all day but if someone's schedule doesn't allow that you can always just take 1 or 2 classes. The teachers there are really awesome and very knowledgeable on the subjects they are teaching. It really is like one big family. I would strongly recommend Excellence in Learning Community Co-Op.