Glenroy Neighbourhood Learning Centre is a community development and education services provider, neighbourhood house, and Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Our charity offers a suite of digital literacy courses, language and literacy programs, health and wellbeing activities, occasional childcare, and opportunities for young people.
Glenroy Neighbourhood Learning Centre had its origins in 1978 when staff at Broadmeadows Community Health Centre found many of their clients required language and literacy skills. The Council of Adult Education (CAE) was approached to train volunteer literacy tutors for an adult literacy program in Glenroy. The program, delivered by volunteers in the Glenroy Library, was one of the first in the country.
Since that time, some developments in the history of the organisation include:
- Becoming a neighbourhood house in 1999.
- Joining the Northern Adult Migrant English (AMEP) Consortium in 2003.
- Delivering the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) from 2006 onwards following
a successful history of providing courses for early school leavers.
- Moving from Glenroy Library to Hartington Street then Nelson Street in 1989. In 2006, the organisation became part of a purpose built community services hub in Cromwell Street.