HONORING GRACE LEARNING CENTER ON ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 189
(House of Representatives - November 30, 2018)

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         HONORING GRACE LEARNING CENTER ON ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY

  (Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize 
the Grace Learning Center in Franklin, Pennsylvania, for 20 years of 
service to the community.
  Grace Learning Center is an after-school program dedicated to 
providing children with a safe, fun, and educational environment each 
school day.
  In the late 1990s, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church began exploring 
the possibility of offering a free after-school program for families in 
need. They were licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public 
Welfare and opened their doors in 1999.
  At Grace, children have the opportunity to expand their intellectual 
and creative abilities, while gaining an appreciation for their 
families and community.
  Grace Learning Center maintains close ties with the local schools in 
order to encourage scholastic achievement in all areas. Grace welcomes 
children of all socioeconomic levels and gives special regard to 
children in need.
  Grace provides a loving, caring, and secure environment where 
children are taught to make wise and responsible choices.
  Mr. Speaker, I commend Grace Learning Center on 20 years of providing 
a safe after-school environment for elementary school students and 
helping them reach their full potential.

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