About Us

Who We Are

Dear friends and supporters of BLC,

BLC –The Bilingual Learning Center is an amazing enrichment program that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of all students and parents alike through before and after school programming. We serve all students in Pre-k through 6th grade. Our program works within the city of Minneapolis with public, charter and private schools. Additionally, BLC is a fully bilingual enrichment program (English-Spanish), that is designed to foster a welcoming, multicultural, nurturing and fun environment, promoting a love for languages, cultural experiences, successful academics and leadership opportunities for our students. BLC’s core values are a welcoming environment, equity, responsibility and caring. Our programs goals are to decrease the achievement gap within a dual language immersion setting, support the exploration of interests and the development of skills and creativity. We also support the needs of working families bringing awareness and recognition to their many different cultural backgrounds and traditions. Thank you for all your support! BLC would not be possible without our amazing community. We look forward to another great year full of learning and fun! Sincerely, BLC Staff
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We make this place feel like home!

• Bilingual Learning Center (BLC) •

Our Core Values

• Welcoming Environment, Equity, Responsibility, & Caring •


• Vision •

To prepare children from linguistically and ethnically diverse background for success in school and lifelong learning in a global society through after school programming.


• Mission •

The mission of BLC is to foster an enhanced learning environment through innovative programming by providing cultural and language enrichment that both honors and celebrates the diversity of Minneapolis. Focusing on the whole family, BLC provides high quality, nurturing, after school enrichment programming for students while supporting adult learning through parent seminars, ELL and Native Literacy classes.


• BLC •

BLC Bilingual Learning Center is accredited by Minnesota After school accreditation program (MN AEYC -MNSACA) to strengthen and improve the quality after school program for all our children and the community.


• Goals •

• Decrease the achievement gap within a dual language immersion setting to our “at risk” diverse students in grade K-6.

• Support the Exploration of Interests and the Development of Skills and Creativity.

• Support the needs of working families and bringing awareness and recognition to their many different cultural backgrounds and traditions.

We offer many exciting programs

• including •

• Bilingual Bicultural environment
• Tutoring programs (Literacy, Math, and ELL)
• Computer Classes / Web Page Design
• Cultural Dances
• Theater/Drama
• Sports
• Arts and Crafts
• Field Trips
• LEGO Robotics
• Healthy Cultural Cooking Classes
• Parent Workshops and Training
• Tutors/Volunteers from University of Minnesota
• Before and After Care program available
• Summer Program including themed camps