“I feel like CLC has given me a second chance at life. Thank you!”
“I would describe CLC as my second home. The staff makes you feel welcomed. It is a place to get to where you want to go in life.”
"When I started CLC, I did not know much. I did not know how to read that good and my spelling was at the third grade level. Now, I always get 100’s on my spelling tests.
I’m doing things I have never done before, like reading the newspaper every morning when I get to school. I can keep up with my bank book and I can pay my bills with checks. Now that I can do these things, I am happy with myself. I just want to keep on learning more and more!
I feel deep in my heart I am here on this earth to share a gift with others. I’m going to share my gift of learning to others, from children to adults."
“I could not read newspapers, magazines, or books. I was unable to get the job I wanted, unable to go to college, and forced to accept the way my life was. Now I have more confidence and I’m more independent. I don’t rely on other people as much.”
“I was in the eighth grade in a special education class. One day, the teacher asked me to read out loud in the class. I tried, but it was too hard. Then she said out loud in class, “You should go back to the first grade.” I walked out of class crying and I never went back to school. Now I’m at CLC. I can read much better and out loud. Sometimes I think about going back to that teacher and showing her that I can be up in front of the class and read out loud. I am twenty-seven and I feel good about myself.”