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Academic Learning Center to Celebrate Education and Community

Academic Learning Center hosts ALES for ALC
Contributor: Jamie Richardson


For over 20 years, the Academic Learning Center (ALC) has been providing free academic tutoring services to students working below grade level in reading and in math in Cabarrus County.

They are hosting a first-ever event to celebrate the incredible work being done in our community, called “ALES for ALC” and the entire community is invited!

ALES for ALC Event

📅 May 2nd from 5pm to 7:30pm
🕰️ 5pm to 7:30pm (doors open at 4:30pm)
📍 Southern Strain Brewing Company, 165 Brumley Ave, Concord, NC 28025

The event is sponsored by Doug and Cheryl Kelling, Greater Charlotte Auto Dealers, Southern Strain Brewing Company, and Potter & Company.

ALES for ALC is an evening of celebration, appreciation, and community spirit. It’s a chance for teachers, community partners, and friends of the Academic Learning Center to come together, enjoy great food and drinks, and celebrate the incredible work being done in our community.

ALES for ALC promises to be an evening filled with fun and celebration, including:

  • A chance to celebrate the teachers, students, partners, and donors who make ALC’s work possible.
  • Enjoy excellent appetizers from The Eatery, the best brews in town from Southern Strain’s cash bar, and a dessert bar that you won’t want to miss.
  • Experience incredible music provided by local teachers, admire student artwork, and hear special words from their dedicated teachers.

Tickets are $25 per person and include appetizers and desserts. You can pay in advance or at the door. Make checks payable to Academic Learning Center and send them to PO Box 1881, Concord NC 28026. You can also visit and click on “DONATE NOW” to purchase tickets or make a donation.

What is the Academic Learning Center?

The Academic Learning Center (ALC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1996, providing free academic tutoring services to students working below grade level in reading and in math in Cabarrus County.

  • For over 20 years, ALC has been serving deserving students in the community, helping them experience academic growth, boosting their self-esteem, and developing the skills necessary for success in school and beyond.

Academic Learning Center provides tutoring services

Photo Credit: Academic Learning Center Facebook

The Academic Learning Center operates with a clear mission and vision: To provide students with free tutoring in their home schools and to lift them higher in academic and social-emotional areas essential for school success and beyond. Services are provided in a nurturing environment and foster community partnerships.

The ALC serves students on-site at elementary schools in Cabarrus County and Bethel Enrichment Center in Kannapolis, NC. Certified teachers make up the core of the ALC team.

Each school has teachers who work with students in reading and/or math, providing personalized services based on individual needs as determined by classroom teachers and communicated to the tutors. This unique model ensures that children receive the support they need within the familiar environment of their own school.

Established in 1996 at the First Missionary Baptist Church in the Logan Community in Concord, the organization has a rich history and has grown quite a bit over the years.

  • In 2001, the ALC partnered with the Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City School Systems, as well as with the United Way, to develop the current model for delivering tutoring services.

This school year, the ALC is partnering with 12 elementary schools to provide tutoring on-site, serving approximately 550 students.

Math tutoring at the Academic Learning Center

Academic Learning Center students having fun while learning

The Academic Learning Center is making a positive impact on the lives of children every day. By providing academic support, fostering self-esteem, and developing essential skills, the ALC is helping students achieve success in school and beyond.

For more information about ALC, please contact Anne Jaeger, Executive Director, at, visit their website or follow them on social media: Facebook | Instagram.


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