The Allencrest Learning Center is an after-school learning center specifically designed for students who reside in the government subsidized complex, Allencrest, in Leominster, Massachusetts. The center, created in 1998, as a partnership with the Leominster school Department, is located in a former apartment, 15-C Crossman Ave. Within the year, the new center, currently under construction, will be opened providing 1880 square feet of learning/meeting space. The new center will expand the program in to a community based program. The new facility will be called the Allencrest Community Center.
At the center, students in grades one through 12 receive: assistance with homework, and projects, specialized tutoring, study skills, organizational skills and social skills. Project materials and supplies are available as well as several computers, one with internet connection. The students rely on available resource materials: text books, encyclopedia, thesauri, dictionaries and calculators.
High school volunteer tutors from Leominster High School and two parents currently work with the students at the center. Tutors provide positive role models and encouragement for further education. The program is supervised by the Learning Center Director, Margaret St-Laurent.
Additionally, workshops have been made available to the students through various grants: Money Fundamentals, Exploring Math & Careers, Certified CPR & First Aid, the Art of Pastel, Health Awareness, Dollars and $ense, and Pollack in the Park. We welcome the opportunity for more workshops, again a good volunteer opportunity.
Our hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 2:45-6:00 p.m. We are open from September to mid June. The center follows the Leominster School Department calendar and is not open on snow days, half days, and school vacations.