The Findley Community Learning Center (CLC) caters to 555 students spanning from kindergarten through 5th grade. This facility surpasses the basic requirements of Ohio’s educational programs by incorporating locally funded initiatives. The design of the facility took advantage of the opportunity to master-plan the entire city block, which includes neighboring structures such as an Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) apartment tower, a City of Akron Park, and the proposed removal of a convenience retail center.
The CLC functions as an elementary school during the day and is open for community use during evenings, weekends, and summers. The design prioritizes positioning the CLC as the central point of focus within the neighborhood, seamlessly integrating it with a new AMHA facility, shared parking facilities, and enhanced green spaces. This cohesive approach creates a vibrant and unified community hub.