Dear CELC Friend and Family,
Thank you for your generous financial donation that allowed CELC to engage the Independent School Performance Group (ISPG) to help “secure CELC’s future”, along with so much enthusiastic support in other ways.
We are thrilled to announce that we have reached Phase II of CELC’s Mission Transition Campaign! We are now working not only to “secure” but also to “build” CELC’s sustainable future!
Through a successful summer program CELC now has experienced in-person teaching during these times of COVID-19. CELC plans to open for 5 days/week, fulltime in-person classes in the fall, while also offering options where families can choose to be fully remote or a combination of in-person and remote learning. We are on schedule with plans to hire additional faculty and staff to enable Maria and Melinda to shift roles and share in the running of CELC.
We are excited to announce that CELC is expanding to include a fourth grade! We also are adding a range of remote learning options to include students and faculty from around the world! The effort is underway to build the program to serve a greater number of students, while maintaining the same 6:1 student-teacher ratio.
Our new indexed tuition model is set up to allow families to pay what they can afford within a range that intends to bring in greater economic and ethnic diversity to the program.
There are so many to thank for bringing Mission Transition forward, one that continues to allow students to have the transformational educational experience that our parents say is true for their students. Please know that your contributions have made all of this possible!
We have started a new GoFundMe campaign to raise money specifically to purchase technology and equipment now needed in the classroom to best accommodate both the in-person and remote learning environments. This will include web cameras, microphones, projector, a tent for an outdoor classroom, air purifiers, and Plexiglas® dividers.
If you are able to contribute any amount toward the purchase of technology and classroom safety equipment, we thank you immensely!
Checks can be mailed to: CELC, 28 School Street, Branford, CT 06405 or donate online.
Donations in any amount are valuable and appreciated as we move forward with this work. Please make a 100% tax-deductible donation in any amount TODAY!
Thank you for being part of CELC’s transition into a future that seeks to continue providing students with meaningful experiential education during the middle school years.
CELC provides an educational experience that can make all the difference during the middle school years. It is hard not to support this during these critical times when our world needs strong, compassionate, well informed, well educated young people to lead us in the coming years. I tell you without hesitation that this is the type of future world citizen who emerges from a CELC education. --- Rob Cole-Whiffen
CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is a 501c3 tax-exempt corporation. CELC welcomes students, families, faculty and staff of diverse nations, religions, ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the CELC learning community.