"A lot of people work hard, but they remain poor...Education is
the way you are going to break through the circle of poverty.
The LEARNING CLUB® offers hope to many young people
and their families who have very little to hope in. I saw this
hope in the eyes of the students. I was greatly impressed with
their enthusiasm in learning."
Missionary visitor from Arkansas
"I was stunned at the quiet, serious work being done by
pupils of an age when I would expect more squirming
around. As I walked around, I saw the oral checking of
learning so that it cannot be faked by copying
answers...an excellent idea, carefully planned and
thoughtfully executed. "
"I hope one day LEARNING CLUB's will be in every city. The
gap is getting wider and wider between the classes. and while
education isn't the whole answer to social injustice, it is part
of creating an awareness that can lead to effective
organization for real change."
National author, speaker and theologian
"The children all knew what to do. Classical music added
to the cheerful ambiance. There is an order and
routine that reinforces a positive learning
Rabbi, Easton, PA
"What a joy to observe the LC today...I was impressed with the
learning environment, the positive staff/student interaction
and the self-discipline of the students."
Director of Lay Ministries and former educator
"I find your apostolate very effective besides
being a much-needed Church presence to the
housing projects. Such a program effectively
keeps youngsters in school, restores a certain
dignity and pride, encourages them to persevere
through problems on their own, and generally,
positively boosts their self-concept."
Religious brother, S.M., Administrator, NJ
"Though some educators might consider such a program as a
traditionalistic "back to basics" approach, it seems to be a
much needed complement to the curricula existing in our
Sister of the Holy Name, Teacher, NY
"Your LEARNING CLUB® Programs are indeed unique and
effective in providing inner city youth with self-esteem,
somebodiness, structure, discipline, respect for rules, and a
thirst for education... Your volunteers from the community
provide excellent role modes of success as well as racial and
Visiting Diocesan Vice Chancellor for Community Relations, NY
LEARNING CLUB® Programs are cited in the magazine
AMERICA as an example of the "indigenous school of
North American liberation theology....whereby changing
existing institutions is the way to change social systems...
From article, "Northern Liberation Theology," AMERICA (1/26/85)