About Us

Bilingual Learning Center (BLC)

Bilingual Learning Center (BLC)

We make this place feel like home!

The Bilingual Learning Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit enrichment program that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of students and parents alike through before and after school programming for students in PreK through 5th grade. Our program works within the city of Minneapolis with public, charter and private schools. Additionally, BLC is a fully bilingual program (English-Spanish) designed to foster a welcoming, multicultural, nurturing and fun environment, while promoting cultural experiences, a love for languages, successful academics, and leadership opportunities for our students. BLC’s core values are our welcoming environment, equity, responsibility and caring. Our programs goals are to decrease the achievement gap within a dual language immersion setting and to support the exploration of interests and the development of skills and creativity. We also support the needs of working families by offering scholarships to low-income students and by bringing awareness and recognition to the many different cultural backgrounds and traditions represented in BLC.

Thank you for all your support! BLC would not be possible without our amazing community. We look forward to another great year full of learning and fun! Sincerely, BLC Staff.

  • Our Vision

    To prepare children from linguistically and ethnically diverse background for success in school and lifelong learning in a global society through after school programming.

  • Our Mission

    The mission of BLC is to foster an enhanced learning environment for children that both honors and celebrates their diversity. Through innovative programming and cultural and language enrichment, BLC provides high quality, nurturing after school enrichment programming for all students.

  • Accreditation

    BLC Bilingual Learning Center is accredited by Minnesota After school accreditation program (MN AEYC -MNSACA) to strengthen and improve the quality after school program for all our children and the community.

  • Program Goals

    • Decrease the achievement gap within a dual language immersion setting to our “at risk” diverse students in grades PreK-5th.
    • Support the Exploration of Interests and the Development of Skills and Creativity.
    • Support the needs of working families and bringing awareness and recognition to their many different cultural backgrounds and traditions.

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Who We Are


Blanca Raniolo
Blanca Raniolo
Adriana Morgado
Elianna Thorne
Elianna Thorne
Nora Hatting
Nora Hatting
Ashley Delgado
Ashley Delgado
Yamileth Romero
Linda Torres
Adriana Leal
Souhail Danami
Nate Revord
Alma Sanchez
Ann Klaas
Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Rodolfo Gutierrez
Rodolfo Gutierrez
Keidy Lora
Keidy Lora
Alicia Juarez
Alicia Juarez
Kirstin Buckley
Kirstin Buckley Chair
Terrell Web
Angela Barrera
Angela Barrera Secretary
Mónica Pinto-Moe

Work With Us

Want to join our team?

BLC is always looking for staff and volunteers with experience in Spanish and working with kids. Contact us for more information!