Connecting Communities. Strengthening Lives. Securing Futures.




Welcome to The Community Learning Center

Founded in 2019, the Community Learning Center in Kendallville strives to advance the self-sufficiency of all residents through collaborative, multi-generational programs and offerings. The Community Learning Center is a center for learning. 

Our core beliefs further our community in the areas of Health and Wellness, Work Force and Economic Development and the Performing and Fine Arts to support Social and Emotional well-being.

The Community Learning Center, Inc. is firmly committed to diversity and equity in all areas of life. In this center, we will work to promote an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe and welcome.

The Community Learning Center, Inc. admits and does not discriminate against community members of any sex, race, age, color, religion, nationality and ethnic origin or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to community members.

CLC Services

Dedicated Programmers

The CLC is the home of 10 dedicated programmers to connect community members, strengthen the lives of those around us, and work to secure the future of individuals and our community.

Committees of the CLC

Learn more about the Committee for the Performing Arts, Committee for Fine Arts, Committee for Needle Arts, and the Committee for Culinary Arts.

Rental Spaces

There are beautiful spaces inside the CLC that can be rented by non-profits and for profit businesses from the community.

Freedom Academy

We are a workforce training and certification organization serving Noble County.  

Center for Healthy Living

We are here to help you improve your health and well-being.  

Crossroads United

We support our communities by focusing on education, income, and health.

The Arc Foundation of Noble County

We support individuals with disabilities in Northeast Indiana.   

Gaslight Theater

We are Noble County’s longest running community theater.  

East Noble School Corporation

Working to provide a quality education for the youth of the Kendallville area.  

Cole Center Family YMCA


The YMCA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Northeast Indiana Wraparound

Northeast Indiana Wraparound provides care for families located in Northeast Indiana.


We are the Noble County Sexual Assault and Response Team. We are here to help victims of assault and provide self defense trainings for our community. 

Dekko Foundation

Fostering economic freedom through education.

Our History

The CLC is housed in the former Kendallville High School property. The east end of the current building was built in 1915 with the west end being added in 1938. The architect was A. M. Strauss, a Kendallville native, know for designing the Lincoln Tower, Embassy Theater, and original War Memorial Coliseum. In 1983 the northwest end of the building was added to complete the current structure.

The Kendallville High School started on the property in 1897 in buildings that no longer exist but students continued learning at this location as a high school until 1966. After that it was both an elementary school and middle school for years until the property was recently turned over the City of Kendallville after a new East Noble Middle School building was built.