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Rendering of Glendale - Mountain View CLC

Glendale-Mountain View Community Learning Center

A Community Learning Center is a philosophy, a place, and a set of partnerships between a school and other community resources. The community learning center model builds on the core instructional program of a school by adding educational and life skill enrichment for the entire family. The Salt Lake City School District and Salt Lake Education Foundation have determined that the expansion of school-based Community Learning Centers (CLCs) is the number one priority for the Development and External Relations Department. Early data suggests that student gains increase in a school that provides wraparound services to students and their families.

In a CLC school, young people, their families, and community residents work as equal partners with the school and other community service providers to develop programs and enhance services in five areas:

  • Quality Education – High-caliber curriculum and instruction enable all children to meet challenging academic standards and use all of the community's assets as resources for learning.
  • Personal Development – Young people develop their assets and talents, form positive relationships with peers and adults, and serve as resources to their communities.
  • Family Support – Family resource centers, early childhood development programs, coordinated health and social services, counseling, and other supports enhance family life by building upon individuals' strengths and skills.
  • Family and Community Engagement – Families and other local community members actively participate in designing, supporting, monitoring, and advocating for quality programs, activities, and services in the school and community.
  • Community Development – All participants focus on strengthening the social networks, economic viability, and physical infrastructure of the surrounding community.

Mountain View Elementary School and Glendale Middle School are located in an extremely diverse neighborhood in Salt Lake City, Utah. With an ethnic minority rate of 89% our schools serve the largest refugee population in the state, 88% of our students are English Language Learners and 90% qualify for free and reduced lunch. Collectively our students speak over 30 different languages and come from countries that span the globe. They have fled war and poverty and have come to the United States to build a better life for themselves and their families. They come from places such as:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bhutan
  • El Salvador
  • Iraq
  • Liberia
  • Mexico
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Togo
  • Turkey

 

La filosofía del Centro Comunitario de Aprendizaje Glendale-Mountain View y las Escuelas acerca de las habilidades, conocimiento, experiencias y recursos de los jóvenes y la comunidad. La meta del CLC es mejorar los logros de los estudiantes, quitar los obstáculos al aprendizaje, fomentar asociaciones auténticas entre la escuela y comunidad y ofrecer programación que lleva a una comunidad más sana. El CLC está comprometido a mejorar las vidas de los estudiantes y sus familias en las comunidades y buscar las opinions de los miembros de la comunidad para satisfacer sus necesidades. El CLC intent fomenter relaciones y formar asociaciones entre las escuelas y comunidades que incluye: miembros de la comunidad, negocios locales, agencias del gobierno, organizaciones religiosas y las organizaciones sin fines de lucro. Las asociaciones fuertes, el apoyo de familia y la participación comunitaria da un sentimiento de comunidad y desarrollo personal que promueve la educación de calidad.

La Escuela Mountain View y Glendale Middle están localizadas en un vecindario con una extrema diversidad en Salt Lake City, Utah. Con un porcentaje de minoría étnica de 89% nuestra escuela da servicios a la población de refugiados más grande del estado, 88% de nuestros alumnos son estudiantes del idioma inglés y 90% califican para almuerzo gratuito o de costo reducido. Entre todos nuestros estudiantes hablan más de 30 idiomas distintos y vienen de países de todo el mundo. Ellos han huido de la Guerra y la pobreza y han venido a los Estados Unidos para construir una mejor vida para ellos y sus familias. Vienen de paises como:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bhutan
  • El Salvador
  • Iraq
  • Liberia
  • Mexico
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Togo
  • Turkey

ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION NIGHT

Who – Glendale students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades perform, and welcome friends and family to attend the show.

What – Students have the opportunity to sign-up and participate in practices throughout the week to learn a variety of cultural songs and dances form countries around the world.  Volunteers, staff, or previous Glendale students teach the dances.  Later, they will share their performance with our community, at Glendale's Multicultural Celebration Night.  Please be sure to come out and support Glendale Middle School students during this fantastic event! 

When – To Be Determined

Where – Glendale Middle School Auditorium

Cost – $2.00 Guest admission. All proceeds are used to fund the annual multicultural expenses.

Main Contact – Glendale Middle School Program Coordinator,

 

2018 Multicultural Celebration Flyer

2017 Multicultural Celebration Flyer

2016 Multicultural Celebration Flyer

2015 Multicultural Celebration Flyer

 

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