Fifty years later, the W.E.B. DuBois Center is still serving youth in the community. Reach out to get your student in the program and volunteer tutors are also needed.

While Dixon and Grace have stepped away from running the W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center, they remain the names associated with the institution they founded. 

They are doing what they always wanted to do – pass the baton on to the next generation of leaders. The future is in good hands.

The Location

After years of operating at 55th & Cleveland, the W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center had to relocate because the building had several issues that were too costly to repair.

They currently operate out of a former Kansas City Public School Building at 4510 E. Linwood Blvd.

Current Programming

The center is still rebuilding following a total shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. It serves students in grades 1-12 and offers free tutoring or instruction in:

·         Math

·         Reading

·         Science

·         STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) courses

Additional Services 

·         Enrichment programming

·         Educational & vocational counseling

Training for Adult Learners

Adults seeking to learn beginning and advanced computer skills, or receive certification in coding and networking can enroll in classes.

Students & Tutors Needed

If you’re seeking a volunteer opportunity, want to enroll your student or yourself, or learn more, visit the W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center’s social media pages on Facebook and Instagram, or the website, at

Stay on top of 50th anniversary events throughout the 2023-24 school year on the center’s website and social media pages.

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