A Message From The Bethel AME Pastor
The Prince Hall Computer Learning Center (PHCLC) is a welcome and much- needed addition to the menu of community- based services offered by the Allen Community Development Corportion (ACDC). Offering computer access to children and families, and training adults, the Center serves a vital role and provide invaluable enrichment opportunities to those in our community and beyond. It is my hope that we will see the continuing expansion of this program and the development of others as we continue "Encouraging & Empowering the Community through Knowledge"
Rev. Philip R. Cousin, Jr.
A Message From The Chairman Of The Board
We are pleased to welcome aboard the Prince Hall Learning Center (PHCLC). The Learning Center becomes a member of a number of community outreach programs under the umbrella of the Allen Community Development Corporation (ACDC). The PHCLC is operated with funding from the Allen Community Housing Initiative LLC. This is the housing arm of ACDC. We look forward to expanding our services in the community as we explore the on going needs of the community.
“Encouraging & Empowering the Community through Knowledge”
The Prince Hall Computer Learning Center was a grassroots project opened on December 2, 1998. Five residenence Mary Bolden, Mercedes Gonzalez, Mary Martin, Ruby Taylor and Diane Butler they all had children, and grandchildren living with them and wanted the children to have a safe place to go and have activities and homework help. They advocated and had fundraisers to create programming at the center. Mary Bolden convinced the San Francisco Mint to donate computers to the Learning Center. The donation allowed much needed technological access for the residents of Prince Hall. Eventually it became open to the Western Addition Community with free computer access and training of a wide variety of programs.
The center offered a literacy program, job training for those on welfare, and assisted people who were trying to earn their General Education Development (GED). The main idea was to help the community become more job ready by providing them with updated knowledge and training in computers.
The entire family was now included. The Prince Hall Computer Learning Center developed a children's program. Prince Hall Computer Learning Center believes in the philosophy that “it takes a village to raise a child”.
For the families that attend our program, we believe that they will find it to be an enriching and nurturing program that makes a positive improvement in their lives.