Who We Are
The Catholic Children’s Learning Corporation is a newly founded (2019) 501C charity formed to provide financial assistance to the Catholic schools located in the eight counties of Western New York. These counties where catholic youth reside are in Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Alleghany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Wyoming, and Orleans. The CCLC is an independent charity and is not associated with the Diocese of Buffalo.
The CCLC mission is to provide financial support for Catholic schools to maintain their viability, lighten the financial burden upon parishes that support schools, continue an affordable education for all who desire a faith-based educational experience, and to increase the salaries and benefits of Catholic school employees to encourage them to remain in service to our Catholic schools.
The vision of the CCLC is to generate an annual income for the Catholic schools instead of the historical pattern of raising funds exclusively through fundraisers and donations to support schools. Though the schools will always need the gifts and generosity of others, income for the CCLC will be created through the acquisition of real property, businesses, investments, the creation of unique entrepreneurial endeavors, and other strategic partnerships. In the development of resource generating activities, the CCLC will give priority to those that contribute to educational, scientific, and charitable initiatives.
It is not the intent of the CCLC to be in competition or interfere with the generous work and commitment that other WNY charitable organizations make annually in support of Catholic education. The CCLC will not conduct fundraisers. In partnership with community leaders throughout WNY, the CCLC will implement a comprehensive business model based on a variety of needs for the community and the development of its youth.