TMPLC is a faith-based, out-of-school time program designed to provide meaningful experiences that support spiritual, social, emotional, and academic growth in children and families. TMPLC achieves its mission by giving families the resources needed to help their students be confident, well-rounded leaders.
Purpose Statement: Giving families the resources needed to help their students be confident, well-rounded leaders.
Mission Statement: We provide meaningful out-of-school experiences that support spiritual, social, emotional, and academic growth in children and families.
Vision Statement: To see students transform into confident, well-rounded leaders.
In 2010, Judy Willard and her family moved to Cleveland from Indiana to establish an inner city church. They settled in the Buckeye neighborhood. To build relationships within the community, Judy volunteered at Harvey Rice Wraparound, where she Brough over 26 years of volunteer classroom experience including expertise in Title I and other interventions.
While volunteering at Harvey Rice, she saw a need for students to receive extra help and support the school could not provide. She wanted to make a different in the children's lives. Focusing on the students who teachers deemed "without hope," she invited six children to her house to help with homework. With everyone gathered around her dining room table, TMPLC began. Judy's homework help became so poular that she soon acquired the property next door to her home, expanded into that space and became a non-profit in 2012.
Then came Covid-19.
In response to the pandemic, TMPLC moved to its current location, the former Our Lady of Peace school at 12406 Buckingham Ave, Cleveland, OH 44120, just two blocks away from Harvey Rice Wraparound and Sunbeam School, in October 2019. This move afforded TMPLC the opportunity to create a distanced learning program that provided technological and academic support to high-risk students in a safe environment.
Since 2011, TMPLC has served over 4,550 children from the Buckeye-Woodland Hills community.
TMPLC is a State of Ohio, fully accredited, Step Up To Quality, 5-Star rated center and has received volunteer awards from neighboring schools.