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Learning Help Centers Of Charlotte

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Literacy, Parent & Teacher Groups, Remedial Reading & Encouragement, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: Our mission is to serve low income residents and their children from all nations, with holistic program services which build happy healthy communities.

Results: LHCC was established to break generational poverty among at-risk children/families, by empowering the next generation to stay in school and become successful for life. We have seen life change in many of your students. 100% graduated to the next grade at the end of the 2016/7 school year. Parents also have great things to say " I would like to thank all the volunteers and leaders for their hard work at the camp. My daughter enjoyed the camp very much and learned a lot, as well as stayed engaged with daily learning and reading. Thank you for giving the families the opportunity to do summer activities. Truly blessed to have this organization. Thank you!!!"

Target demographics: at-risk children from title 1 schools and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 250 students and many of their families

Geographic areas served: Charlotte

Programs: after-school homework and literacy support summer camps family stabilization community events Family enrichment

Community Stories

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank-you LHCC for doing the community event on Saturday. My daughters enjoyed being outdoors and playing with their new friends, and I was happy to meet some mom's from the community. We love what you are doing for us families

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank-you so much for all you do for the children. I have seen the benefits of my time with Jackie. Her mom is also easy to speak to and I enjoy helping both of them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went to visit this past week and really enjoyed what they are doing. Children are helped by volunteers and seem to be getting the help they need. We did reading and homework. This is a worthwhile opportunity for volunteers

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been tutoring with the LHCC after school homework helper Study Buddies South Charlotte as part of a group from Hands On Charlotte. Tuesday nights are the highlight of my week. I have not missed a session in the two years I have volunteered there.

The kids are awesome and it helps me keep my brain challenged. Have you tried doing 4th grade math lately? They are doing things we did not do until high school.

The LHCC volunteers who we work with are wonderful people. Each week is a different experience,. What separates this group from other tutoring groups is that they are also involved with the kids families trying to facilitate the parents interaction with their children's school and teachers ; and encouraging them to read with their kids every night.

We are just with them on night a week. It is our function to be a catalyst to encourage them to make reading and developing their math skills a part of their lives all week. We also encourage the kids to engage in critical thinking and to become responsible for their actions. Ultimately it is the kids themselves who have to make the effort every day to learn and grow.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a very good session with my student this week. She warmed up to me considerably and we were able to connect. She went from being very shy and suspicious of me last week to trusting and eager for my help. She is a very sweet child.Thanks for the opportunity to help children who are willing to learn

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is much to be gained from volunteering with LHCC. They have made the volunteer experience one where students and parents can be actively involved in the one hour of tutoring help each week. I like helping out when I feel useful, and I do. Thank-you

Brenley O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We began a tutoring program a few years ago for school-aged children in East Charlotte. We struggled to find enough volunteers and, as well, to fine tune the program to be as effective as we would have liked. Learning Help Centers of Charlotte stepped in and provided assistance, not only in recruiting volunteers, but in helping our volunteers to become effective tutors.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hands On Charlotte (HOC) has partnerned with Learning Help Centers of Charlotte (LHCC). to create a fun and fulfilling experience for HOC volunteers during the past 2.5 years, in order to provide homework and reading assistance to marginalized children.

Serving the community alongside your organizations staff and volunteers has been rewarding and beneficial. Serving these students and their families allows us to fulfill our mission and become united with our local community partners in serving the holistic educational needs of the entire family.

The initiation of programs that engage the entire family has also been encouraging to observe, through services that your organization offers, with partners like the Charlotte Public Library and Mission Athletes International.

We are grateful for the study buddy partnership on the south- and east-side of Charlotte and wish you continued success.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I really like the work that Learning Help Centers of Charlotte is doing in the community. The director and volunteers are passionate about the work they do and are dedicated and committed to the cause of helping those in need. I'm encouraged by the fact that this organization serves people in Charlotte, NC because this is the area that I grew up in. I'm excited to see what the organization does next and hope more people will see how they can contribute their time and/or money to what they are trying to do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

"It is a privilege to get to be a part of your organization. So grateful I found it"

Fran B.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Learning Help Centers of Charlotte provides such a wonderful program. Not only do children from low income areas get extra help on their homework, but they also gain a mentor outside of their home that can positively influence their lives. So grateful to be a part of this organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with LHCC for several years now. The founding family of this organization are wonderful and selfless people, that truly live in a way that embodies what it means to serve others. I was paired with a 6 year old boy that lacked confidence and struggled with reading comprehension. I have watched him grow to a much more confident and positive first grader, that is not only at or above his reading level, but excelling in math as well. While we work to serve these children each week, it is the volunteers that truly benefit from the relationship, as the children's joy is contagious. I feel blessed to be a part of this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you to everyone for making the holiday event so special for all the families. We had a great time and loved hanging out with the parents and enjoying the ethnic foods on offer

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to work with B, a bright, eager to learn, little girl who loves to read. Our relationship serves as a wonderful example of how valuable timely interventions can be. B’s main challenge was that she could not answer questions about what she read. She was just sounding out words or guessing them based on the pictures in the book (quite clever of her), and frequently her pronunciation was incorrect. Yet, she’d persevere, desperately wanting to learn and to please her teachers.
Her difficulties were being blamed on the fact that English was her second language. After working with B for a few months, I suspected that further intervention was needed. LHCC came alongside her mother to help her get speech therapy for B through the school system. Her pronunciation is improving which is also helping her differentiate between similar sounding words! As she has been exposed to more literature and to field trips through LHCC, her ability to relate to what she is reading has expanded, also.
She is currently on grade level and her confidence is soaring. What a privilege it is to work with this beautiful little girl and begin to see the fruits of our labors. B has a distance to go, and I am so grateful that I get to continue her journey with her!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

“Thank-you for providing the opportunity for our associates to attend your morning reading program. We were very encouraged by what we saw and strongly believe that the program is exceeding everyone’s expectations. We look forward to partnering with you again in 2018”

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I admire what you do and the impact it has on the children. Keep up the great work!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We have been very blessed to be able to be a part of this ministry and the summer program. The volunteers are kind hearted and the children responded so well to the activities and reading interventions

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work with an organization that partners groups of Jr. High and Sr. High students with nonprofits where the students can learn and be inspired to serve those in their spheres of influence. For the past few years, we have sent one group each summer to work with LHCC. Each year, our groups are very impressed with the wholistic vision of LHCC and passion for the needy that is in all of their staff. If you are looking for an organization to support who is doing important work in Charlotte or you are looking to find a place where you can join in with the serving of immigrants in Charlotte, LHCC is the perfect fit for you!

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lhcclt 11/07/2017

We are grateful for our partnerships with our mission partners and thank-you for making the summer program a highlight of our curriculum for the children we serve. Our mission, vision and values can be reviewed at www.lhcclt.org

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I helped out over the summer and make a connection with the leaders and children in camp. They have so much to offer children including academic and social help to become leaders, learners and active doers in their schools and homes. I would definitely want to volunteer again next year

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We need more organizations like LHCC to help fulfill the mission of gospel, the church and the community to love our neighbors and serve the widow and orphan in their distress. Keep up the good work and thank-you for what you are doing each and every day to help people in need in Charlotte