Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)

Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) is a charity that aims to improve community cohesion in Reading by managing a Centre that targets the most disadvantaged and socially isolated women in Reading, Berkshire. Many of the women have had little access to any formal education and may not speak English, hence the main elements of the Centre’s work are education, information and support, working with children and hosting cultural activities. Their aim is to improve community cohesion in Reading by fostering understanding between cultures, by promoting education, welfare and inclusion of both newly arrived and settled people from minority ethnic communities.   They provide a safe, women-only environment in which women from all cultures can feel comfortable.  Additionally, they run an Ofsted-registered crèche, which allows many students that otherwise would not be able to attend classes the opportunity to do so.  Vision For marginalised Black and Minority Ethnic Minority women in Reading to achieve their individual potential. Mission They provide social, educational, civic engagement and volunteering opportunities for marginalised women from Black and Minority Ethnic communities and provides services that address barriers to learning, including child care through a crèche, and supports progression into further education, social and employment opportunities. Values •Provide a safe environment that respects diversity, encourages users to develop confidence and independence and promotes harmony and mutual understanding between different groups e.g. racial, religious, age etc. •Dedicated to developing community cohesion, breaking down barriers between cultures and fostering mutual respect, understanding and friendship. •Set high aspirations for women and promotes progression into further learning, volunteering or work. • Believe in learner engagement and is flexible and responsive to needs identified by learners and the wider community, including providing a crèche that is focused on language development in a stimulating environment. • Committed to sharing learning and knowledge with other organisations to achieve their vision.
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Company Offices

  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • Reading
  • 94 London Street