Green Street Revamped as Teaching and Learning Center

Green Street TLC serves 80 local children with its Discovery AfterSchool Program. Several Wesleyan students tutor the Green Street students.

Green Street TLC serves 80 local children with its Discovery AfterSchool Program. Several Wesleyan students tutor the Green Street students.

The Green Street Arts Center, also home to Wesleyan’s Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science, is now named the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center, or Green Street TLC.

“This structure better represents the work we do in the community and also allows us to grow our programs in the arts, math, and sciences for kids, teachers, and our broader community,” said Director Sara MacSorley.

Green Street TLC will continue its Discovery AfterSchool Program, which serves 80 Middletown students in Grades 1-8 each year; a Private Lessons Program, and a Green Street-to-Go Residency Program that brings teaching artists into community organizations to engage their clients and residents. Green Street TLC will build on its programming with the Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS) and the Connecticut Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools. Science safety workshops, which have served over 200 teachers since my arrival nearly two years ago, and the Intel Math Institute that prepares K-8 teachers for Common Core implementation will continue.

Green Street offers a wide range of educational and community engagement opportunities for Wesleyan faculty members and students.

Green Street offers a wide range of educational and community engagement opportunities for Wesleyan faculty members and students.

“We have linked Wesleyan to the local community for 10 years and look forward to an even more rewarding collaboration in the years to come,” MacSorley said.

Learn more about educational and community engagement opportunities for Wesleyan faculty and students online here.

Read past stories about the Green Street TCL online here.