DCLC’s mission is an agent for making positive changes by using learning as a tool for empowering individuals and uniting communities.
Doncaster Central Learning Centre CIC (DCLC) was established in 2010 as a centre-based service targeting vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised groups, particularly from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
DCLC moved organically into supporting BAME third sector organisations, initially through providing accommodation and progressing to ‘business to business’ support through project development, partnership working, volunteer development, advocacy and representation.
Connecting People Creating Opportunities
The Centre continues to liaise with statutory and non statutory organizations, with emphasis of work being led by local volunteers and the local community. Community engagement continues to play a major role for the Centre. This is to ensure that mainstream services and providers of services to the diverse communities are responsive and is reflective of their needs.
The Centre’s role remains that of linking effectively and efficiently between service users and service providers, supporting primarily volunteers and groups in accessing an improved service.
Organic growth has characterised DCLC’s development, resulting in DCLC having a broad portfolio of services.
As a social enterprise, DCLC aims to maximise the positive impact as an organisation working in the community.