Learning Pod Program

With most schools implementing online-only or hybrid models this fall, we’re committed to helping our students succeed academically.  Introducing the CMDC learning pod - which will provide a safe and productive learning environment where students can maintain social connections with their peers while still minimizing exposure.

Note: video represents lobby prior to Covid.

CMDC L.P.P includes:

  • In-person oversight for students while their parents are at work

    • We’ll make sure students are participating in their online school sessions

    • Monitor completion of homework and assignments 

  • Certified education assistants to encourage students and assist with assignments

  • Availability during school hours. Weekdays 7:00 am - 4:00 pm 

  • Access to reliable high-speed internet for e-learning

  • Socially distant learning spaces with privacy guards to reduce noise, minimize exposure, and facilitate individual learning.  

  • Serve students grades 1st - 9th 

  • Housed at CMDC facility 

What students should bring with them: 

  • Learning device (laptop/ipad) 

  • School supplies as required by their curriculum

  • Study guide/syllabus

  • Lunch


  • $30/day or $150/week 

  • Ability to register for partial weeks

  • Drop In available, space permitting

​​The work of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center (CMDC) is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Art Works Fund, The Chicago Community Trust, The University of Chicago Community Programs Accelerator and countless individual donors.  Additional funding provided by the MacArthur Foundation, Chubb Foundation, Net-A-Porter, and the Network for Good. 

CMDC is a member of the Black Legacy Project, made possible with support from The Joyce Foundation, The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, The University of Chicago Community Programs Accelerator  and the Doris Duke Charitable Fund.