The Olive-Harvey College South Chicago Learning Center was established by the City Colleges of Chicago in March of 1988. SCLC offers classes leading to a High School Equivalency Certificate (GED). Classes are also offered for English Language Learners (ELL), Citizeship and a select number of college credit courses.
SCLC also contributes to the community with its close relationships with community agencies and organizations such as South Chicago Chamber of Commerce, Aunt Martha's Network, Family Rescue, El Valor, Chicago Legal Clinic, Featherfist Organization and Le Penseur Youth Services. The South Chicago Learning Center also has close ties with community churches such as St. Kevin's, Our Lady of Guadalupe, East Side United Methodist, and St. Anthony. This active network helps to provide vital services to the residents of the community and surrounding areas.
The campus also has close ties with employment services through as IPL Job Services and SEDCOM which allows the South Chicago Learning Center to provide referral services, continuous workshops and employment readiness resource fairs.
The average semester enrollment at South Chicago Learning Center is approximately 1,200 students. The Adult Education program is the largest component at South Chicago Learning Center , with an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students. In the College Credit offerings there are about 100 students enrolled annually. The Campus offers classes in the morning, evening, and on weekends (Friday and Saturday.) Some support services offered at SCLC include advisement services and tutorial services.