The North Side Learning Center

IMG_1804The North Side Learning Center (NSLC) was founded in 2009 and exists to aid in adult and youth literacy development, and to be instrumental in teaching self-sufficiency and self-actualization to newcomers in our community. Students at the NSLC come from dozens of countries from around the world. Beyond the core of teaching English to adults and providing academic support to their children, additional programs are offered as resources allow. These have included sewing classes, digital and financial literacy, soccer, photography, and college prep, to name a few. Volunteers from Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, and the general community allow the NSLC to provide these enhanced classes and to provide individualized, constructive teaching. Services are provided to over 150 students annually - from ages four to eighty-four. What makes the North Side Learning Center unique - and successful - is its approach: start with where people are, respect their experiences and abilities, and teach what they want and need to learn to lead successful lives. Dr. Yusuf Soule Executive Director (volunteer), The North Side Learning Center