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New Community Learning Center

Community Learning Center is New Town-Gown Initiative

The Dixwell-Yale University Community Learning Center (DYCLC), a new initiative of the Yale Office of New Haven & State Affairs, officially opened on January 24, 2006. The DYCLC is a facility for residents of Dixwell and primarily focuses on youth through educational programming. The mission of the DYCLC is to provide educational programs for Dixwell residents, to cultivate scholastic achievement, and to strengthen the social and economic conditions of New Haven's Dixwell neighborhood. The DYCLC provides programs in literacy tutoring, computer literacy, creative and visual arts, writing, mentoring, financial literacy, and business/entrepreneurial skills. The community center also provides access to the center’s computers to residents.

The DYCLC greatly welcomes any ideas in support of the Dixwell-Yale University Community Learning Center’s programs and youth initiative. If you would like to get involved and volunteer, please contact the coordinator of the DYCLC, Makana Ellis, at 436-4840 or via email at