Peter McVerry Trust runs two specialist learning centres in Dublin. The Peter McVerry Trust Learning Centre – Carline, in the Balgaddy / Lucan area, and the Peter McVerry Trust Learning Centre – CMS, in Dublin’s south inner-city.
Peter McVerry Trust Learning Centre – Carline Carline
On Monday, September 9th 2019, Peter McVerry Trust formally took over the running of the Carline Learning Centre, an education centre based in Lucan which caters for young people aged 13-17 years old, excluded from or no longer attending mainstream education.
The aim of the Carline Learning Centre is provide young people with a high quality of education, provide them with like skills, play a positive role in society and both address and challenge the barriers faced by young people leaving mainstream education.
Overall, the Carline Learning Centre’s vision for the future is one where all children prosper, have access to an education system, have future personal success and can claim a genuine stake in society.
Key Achievements in 2018
- Worked with 57 young people
- 40% reintegrated back into mainstream education
- 17 young people sat the Junior Certificate examinations (109 in total since 2009)
- Celebrated 25 years’ of service
Peter McVerry Trust Learning Centre – CMS
C.M.S. Learning Centre was established in 1995 in order to address the needs of a specific group of young people whose placement in mainstream schooling had broken down due to various reasons. Management & social-care team work directly with the students & their families to ensure stability & progression in their learning environment. In 2019 Peter McVerry Trust took on the operations of CMS to strengthen and grow its work with vulnerable young people in Dublin’s south inner city.
Our team is committed to the provision of a complete education, maximising student’s potential to the highest possible standard. We aim to provide young people with life skills & educational opportunity, which will assist them to move on to an independent lifestyle. Our vision of the future is one where all students prosper & have access to return to mainstream or further education