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.
“Encouraging & Empowering the Community through Knowledge”
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.
YEAR ROUND PROGRAMS
Children's After School Program:
The Prince Hall Computer Learning Center provides a low cost after school program to the children of the Western Addition. We believe that children learn best when they are cared for by nurturing staff that understands children learn through play . We provide tutoring and homework help Monday thru Friday and also visit each of our students classrooms several times a year.
We attend Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings to support the parents and the youths overall educational goals. The school visits also allow us to expand on the awareness of the social and educational system and enhance their overall educational goals. We also have enrichment classes that include dance, art, swimming, tennis and cooking.
The Prince Hall Learning Center offers a teen program, Teens are allowed to come three evenings a week and receive homework help and computer access. We closely monitor their grades and try to help them get into programs like Making Waves and Upward Bound.
Helps student attend independent school and helps provide them with additional course work, tutoring, afterschool and on Saturdays, and during the summer. They work with the children from middle school through high school age, and into college. making-waves.or
Is a program that is hosted at USF campus. Its’ goal is to prepare bright students who are from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds by supplying them with supportive services in English, Math and Science, with the goal of each student getting into college.
SUPPORT THE CHILDREN
Youth Summer Camp:
Every summer we provide an 8 week youth program. It cost $250 per child. This program is for children ages 5-14. The camp includes academics and enrichment activities. We collaborate directly with Mo’Magic, Magic Zone, USF, Booker T. Washington Community Center, Up on Top, Thrive House, African American Art and Culture Complex, Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP), Red Rose Culinary, Brothers For Change, Park and Recreation, YMCA, Sacred Heart Convent, Village Project, and many other youth and family services to assist and empower the families of the Western Addition Community.
Summer Reading Program
Through the Mo Magic and USF Teacher’s Program, a wonderful partnership has been formed to allow the children in our program to receive extra reading assistance for 6 weeks during the summer. It helps with reduction in summer reading comprehension loss.
NEWS & EVENTS
Public Notice for Elementary, and Middle After School Proposal
Prince Hall Learning Center (A Component of Allen Development Corporation (CDC) After School Program is applying for a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the California Department of Education to provide an after school program at 2 Low Income Housing Sites. The Prince Hall Learning program offers daily after school activities and we are planning to use this grant to provide programs and services at the Prince Hall and Thomas Paine Housing Complex. The program will provide academic support, enrichment activities. Students and parents may learn more about the proposed grant and our existing after school programs by contacting Prince Hall learning at (415) 922-3347 or looking online at http://www.princehallclc.org or 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
There will be an informational meeting on December 8, 2013 at 3:30-4:30 at Bethel AME Church (916 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA) to learn more about this opportunity.