Welcome to the Distance Learning Center

The Distance Learning Center (DLC) is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities (African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians and Mainland Puerto Ricans) in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM).


What We Do

DLC STEMMPREP PROJECT – Students gain exposure to STEMM by working in STEMM based labs during the summer starting as early as the seventh grade and based upon performance are invited back each subsequent year through college.


DLC MINORITY TRAINEE RESEARCH FORUM (MTRF) – National Abstract Competition for underrepresented minority trainees. Awardees win a full travel fellowship to present their research.

Our Success Rates

100% of our trainees attend college
100% graduate from college
Greater than 90% complete our STEMMPREP Project
Greater than 80% of our college seniors matriculate into graduate or medical school