Nea Community Learning Center

The Black Student Union (BSU) at Nea Community Learning Center hosted its second annual celebration of Black History Month March 1. Black History Month is celebrated in February every year to learn about African-American history and celebrate leaders of the community. 


The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Education (BOE) will place a district representative on the Community Learning Center Schools (CLCS) board after approving an agreement at its Feb. 12 meeting. 

All five BOE members voted to approve a settlement agreement with CLCS in the closed session portion of the school board meeting. CLCS operates Alameda Community Learning Center and Nea Community Learning Center. 

Mayor Trish Spencer read a proclamation to honor Nea Community Learning Center (Nea) at the June 5 City Council meeting that recognized the school’s support of its students taking pride in being themselves. Spencer read the proclamation as part of the celebration of June as LGBTQ month in the city. Nea has proven it’s are an inclusive school that supports the LGBTQ community and antibullying.


Students in Ms. Charlotte’s kindergarten class at Nea Community Learning Center (Nea) recently began a curriculum based on the weather. The class studied different weather patterns throughout the unit, which encourages science exploration. Most recently, the class studied rain and what happens when it rains too much. This learning occurred simultaneously with rain that caused major flooding in San Jose.


Alameda’s Nea Community Learning Center (Nea) announced recently that one of their teachers, Daniel Pasker, was named Teacher of the Year by the Engineers Alliance for the Arts (EAA). EAA is a non-profit organization that brings professional engineers into high school classrooms to teach a course in structural engineering that culminates in a San Francisco Bay Area-wide student bridge building competition at the PG&E auditorium in San Francisco.


I agree with one statement Patti Wilczek, the executive director of the charter management organization for NEA and ACLC) made in her op-ed piece (“Dispelling Charter School Myths,” March 17). There’s evidence of a new trend regarding charters. 

Teachers, counselors and educational staff at two charter schools in town — Nea Community Learning and Alameda Community Learning Center — unanimously ratified their first-ever collective bargaining agreement, one they had been negotiating since March 2014.  

Nov. 16 was no ordinary Monday for Nea Community Learning Center’s junior class. Instead of their regular morning routine, they headed to Alameda City Hall, dressed to impress and ready to conduct a mock school board hearing.