Welcome To The
Wilmington
Learning
Collaborative

The WLC is an educational nonprofit committed to creating positive change across schools in Wilmington, Delaware. 

Spanning nine city schools and serving students from Pre-K through eighth grade within the Brandywine, Red Clay, and Christina school districts, our focus is to improve the overall educational landscape in Wilmington. 

Our primary objective is to establish a rigorous and engaging learning experience for Wilmington students, in collaboration with our families, educators, and school leaders. Through our community-focused efforts, we aim to enhance overall student outcomes within the city of Wilmington schools.

OUR 3 BIG SHIFTS

Upcoming Events

We are delighted for you to participate in the work of our community. The WLC welcomes you to explore our full calendar to learn about meetings, important events, and opportunities to be part of our journey!

Picnic in the Park

The school year may have ended, but the WLC’s commitment to keeping our communities informed continues. As summer kicks off, we’d like to spread the word about Picnic in the...

Event Series Parent Empowerment Cafe

Parent Empowerment Cafe

North Wilmington Library 3400 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE, United States

7/9/24 – Social Determinates of Health & the Impacts of Racism on Education and Mental Health 7/16/24 - Part 1 Parenting for Resilience 7/23/24 - Part 2 Parenting for Resilience...

Event Series Parent Empowerment Cafe

Parent Empowerment Cafe

Stubbs Early Education and Dual Generation Center 1100 North Pine Street, Wilmington, DE, United States

7/9/24 – Social Determinates of Health & the Impacts of Racism on Education and Mental Health 7/16/24 - Part 1 Parenting for Resilience 7/23/24 - Part 2 Parenting for Resilience

ELT Network Convening

We invite all recent and new Educator Leader Team (ELT) members from our across our 9 WLC schools to join us on Wednesday, July 31 at the Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront. Together, we will gather for a day of collaboration, capacity building, and visioning for the year ahead.

Nemours Back to School Bash

Nemours Children's Health 1602 Jessup Street, Wilmington, DE, United States

Back To School Bash Flyer 2024 Hosted by the following Nemours Primary Care Offices: Foulk Road Jessup Street St. Francis Green Module Philadelphia Free Backpacks While Supplies Last Games and...

August ‘24 Wilmington Learning Collaborative (WLC) Council Meeting

DSU Riverfront Building 1 South Orange St. Room 213, Wilmington, Delaware

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative (WLC) is a voluntary network of schools in Wilmington across multiple school districts (Brandywine, Christina, Red Clay). The WLC’s goal is to improve outcomes for students...

September ‘24 Wilmington Learning Collaborative (WLC) Council Meeting

DSU Riverfront Building 1 South Orange St. Room 213, Wilmington, Delaware

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative (WLC) is a voluntary network of schools in Wilmington across multiple school districts (Brandywine, Christina, Red Clay). The WLC’s goal is to improve outcomes for students...

October ‘24 Wilmington Learning Collaborative (WLC) Council Meeting

DSU Riverfront Building 1 South Orange St. Room 213, Wilmington, Delaware

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative (WLC) is a voluntary network of schools in Wilmington across multiple school districts (Brandywine, Christina, Red Clay). The WLC’s goal is to improve outcomes for students...

November ‘24 Wilmington Learning Collaborative (WLC) Council Meeting

DSU Riverfront Building 1 South Orange St. Room 213, Wilmington, Delaware

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative (WLC) is a voluntary network of schools in Wilmington across multiple school districts (Brandywine, Christina, Red Clay). The WLC’s goal is to improve outcomes for students...

INSIGHTS

Gain insights into the positive changes our community is making together! Explore this statistical dashboard to see our collaborative efforts at the WLC.



Number of students served

Number of Districts

A Message from the Executive Director

It is with great humility that I navigate this journey as the inaugural executive director of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. I see the work of the Collaborative as an enduring exercise in the codesign of solutions, the reimagining of systems to support teaching and learning innovation, and the tireless pursuit of educational justice. 

From our WLC leadership team to the networked educator teams and councils across our school communities, we are leading change through investing in people. 

We know that our families and community-based organizations play an essential role in actualizing our collective mission, serving as true collaborators and accountability partners.

We are unapologetic in shifting the narrative around our communities and relentless in our interrogation of systems that pose barriers to success. 

We distinguish between symptoms and root causes, knowing that performative efforts do not yield sustainable change. 

We believe that current student outcomes are not an indictment of our children, but indicative of the systemic failure of our education, health, housing, and judicial systems. 

We understand that these failures are not recent, but historic and deeply embedded. Therefore, solutions must be cross-sector, outcomes-focused, and underscored by school-level autonomy and authority.

As the leader of this monumental charge, I am well aware that we have just one opportunity to redefine educational excellence for city of Wilmington schools and that success will require an unwavering commitment to change. 

And so, when I am repeatedly told that our children “can’t”, I will always respond by saying…

“They can, if we will.”

#WilmingtonWill

In relentless pursuit,

In relentless pursuit,

Dr. Laura Burgos

Ready to join a community passionate about driving positive change in Wilmington schools?

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