About Us

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About Helen E. Arnold CLC

The Helen E. Arnold Community Learning Center features facilities for student and community use, including:

  • a gymnasium with a movable divider
  • an art and music room
  • a media center
  • a cafetorium
  • an elevator
  • a designated playground for Kindergarten students


The school also shares its site with the Akron Urban League but the two facilities function independently.

Our programs

We offer numerous programs that support academic success, including:

  • Akron After School
  • field trips
  • homework assistance
  • AkronReads
  • physical fitness activities
  • day-care services through the Akron Urban League
  • Girl Scouts
  • Wonderful Me and Good News clubs
  • the Helen E. Arnold Scholarship Award for a stellar fifth-grade student
  • new mentoring, sports and enrichment program for our males students through the Mount Calvary Lodge


Community partners:

Helen E. Arnold also works closely with community partners:

  • an active PTA
  • St. Hillary's – Seeds of Change tutoring (daily)
  • 100 Black Men
  • Drumming for Boys
  • GREAT Program


History of Helen E. Arnold CLC


The Helen E. Arnold Community Learning Center was named for Helen E. Arnold, a member of the Akron Board of Education for 24 years. The Helen E. Arnold CLC is a state-of-the-art school constructed as part of the Imagine Akron Community Learning Centers project. The groundbreaking for the CLC took place on August 23, 2005. The building opened its doors to students on August 29, 2007.

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