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Dear CELC Friends,

Our small dynamic organization, CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School, is now in its tenth year. During a time when young people have much opportunity and much to make sense of in the world, CELC continues to provide meaningful and inspiring educational experiences for young adolescents, making their middle school years joyful, exciting, boundless.

Recent CELC graduates attend schools such as Hopkins School, Notre Dame High School, Sacred Heart Academy, Common Ground High School, Guilford High School, and Daniel Hand High School. One of our alumni – now in his first year of graduate school in Southern CT State University’s English Department – who is studying to become a secondary education teacher mentors one of our eighth graders, spending time back in our classroom for this project. Many students keep us informed about their lives and credit CELC as being a key component for their continuing success, self-confidence, and resiliency as they navigate today’s complex world.

Now more than ever, the path to real growth and understanding includes a global framework and perspective. We strive to be equipped to offer this educational opportunity to students from a wide variety of cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.

CELC is thrilled to announce the addition of a new scholarship fund: The Michael Vucelic and Dr. Faye Frick Scholarship. The intention of this fund is to enable CELC to benefit young people who all deserve a positive middle school education.

Please make a tax-deductible contribution to our new scholarship fund as part of CELC’s annual giving campaign for 2018-19. We are trying to raise $25,000.00 to reach our annual giving goal and fund our vision for a stronger and more sustainable CELC community.

Help bring students to CELC! Give today!

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt corporation. CELC admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CELC. It does not discriminate on the basis of race color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other CELC administered programs.

CELC Donation Form

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation.

    General Fund donations are applied timely toward operating expenses.

    The Michael Vucelic and Dr. Faye Frick Scholarship Fund is used to offset tuition costs for families of CELC students.

    The Steel Pan Orchestra Sponsorship funds are applied toward the purchase of steel drums to establish CELC Steel Pan Community Orchestra Sponsors will have their names listed and displayed on our website and on the orchestra marquee during performances.

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“Life at CELC is unlike any other school. There is a place for any personality or learner. Through our everyday experiences we build relationships, and we become like a family. We go out into the world together. We work together and grow together. It is the best feeling to feel like you always have a place. You can just be you and find your place at CELC. It doesn’t matter what we are doing — hard and dedicated math, out in the woods, or walking the streets in Washington, D.C. – we always have a place to learn and have fun.”

Hannah, 8th-grade student at CELC