Thomas Dunn Learning Center

Back To School!

It is almost time to go back to school! 

We are getting ready to welcome back students of all ages to Thomas Dunn Learning Center. This fall semester we have a new curriculum, offering a variety of personal & professional development, art classes, and civics education. Thomas Dunn Learning Center is partnering with local businesses and community members to collect supplies for St. Louis students who are going back to school. Stay tuned for our announcement of the program directory and open registration for the fall semester.  Donate here to support our fall programs. 

We are distributing 400 Backpacks to St. Louis students.

As we gear up for the fall semester, we know that not all families are able to afford everything they need for the school year. Help us meet our goal of distributing 400 backpacks filled with school supplies to St. Louis students. You can drop off your donations to any of our drop off locations throughout the St. Louis region. All donations will be collected by July 31st. 

Drop Off Sites

Collecting Supplies

Don’t have time to shop for supplies?

If you don’t have time to shop for school supplies, you can still support our efforts! Please make a tax deductible donation to Thomas Dunn Learning Center to support our work. 

Volunteer Backpack Loading Day

August 4th, 4pm - 6pm 

On August 4th, we will host a volunteer backpack loading day at Thomas Dunn Learning Center.  Volunteers will fill backpacks for students that will be passed out on August 7th at Marquette Community Days in Marquette Park. If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to

Marquette Community Day

August 7th, 11am - 4pm

With our partners at Marquette Community Day, we will be distributing 400 backpacks to St. Louis students!  Join us on August 7th at Marquette Community Day. There will be a full day of activities for students and families, including a bounce house, free haircuts, games & activities, and much more! Students of all ages can grab a backpack full of school supplies.