Mission, Vision, Values


The Lincoln Center for Family and Youth (TLC) is a social enterprise company serving the Greater Philadelphia Area. TLC is comprised of five divisions: TLC Leadership Academy (the home of TLC’s trademarked Transformational Education model), TLC Education Institute, School-based Staffing Solutions, Mobile Coaching and Counseling, and Heather’s Hope: A Center for Victims of Crime. These major programs are united under TLC’s mission to promote positive choices and cultivate meaningful connections through education, counseling, coaching, and consulting.



TLC’s vision is transform lives and communities – one moment, one choice, one connection at a time. Through our team of extensively trained professionals, we strive to advance the accessibility of socioemotional and mental health services through school-based staffing and community-based mobile counseling services, pioneer entrepreneurial educational practices through our network of private schools, and create innovative training solutions for our educational, corporate, and community clients.



Authentic Engagement

We value each client and student enough to connect with genuine care and without judgment, modeling healthy interaction in a safe space.

Meaning Making

We believe each life is significant, and we seek to help each client and student find meaning in their choices, appreciate their progress, and become intentional in their identified purpose.

Personalized Support

We adjust our approach to the needs, goals, and strengths of each human being we serve, so every client and student feels safe and able to grow, learn, and heal.

Stimulated Curiosity

We strive to empower clients and students to become more connected to the world around them, challenging them to think about and solve problems in new ways, and encouraging curiosity about themselves and others.