Mission, Vision, Values


The Lincoln Center for Family and Youth (TLC) is a nonprofit, human services, community-based organization that provides alternative education, coaching, and counseling services to individuals and families in the Greater Philadelphia Area. TLC is comprised of five divisions: TLC Leadership Academy (the home of TLC’s trademarked Transformational Education model), School-based Staffing, Coaching and Counseling Center, Victim Services, and College and Career Readiness. 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 to transform lives and communities – one moment, one choice, one connection at a time. The Lincoln Center strives to lead in charting innovative alternative educational practices and advancing the accessibility of socioemotional and mental health services by providing mobile counseling through our team of extensively trained professionals. We want every student and client to have access to the resources they need to be successful and to reach for a better future.



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.