Dedicated Programmers

Overview

Dedicated Programmers at the Community Learning Center fill out an application and interview with the Programming Committee of the Board. Dawn McGahen, Mayor Suzanne Handshoe, Candice Holbrook and Julia Tipton see if these programmers meet the criteria necessary to be a good partner working alongside other non profits housed within the CLC. These partners are collaborative and are working to meet the needs of community members with Work Force Development, Health and Wellness and through the Arts with Social and Emotional support. These dedicated programmers are housed within the center and meet monthly with the Executive Director to further the Mission of The Community Learning Center. They collaborate together to ensure that these non profits do not work in isolation, but rather share services to ensure economic sustainability and skill development. They are able to access all areas of the center to further their programming while collaborating with other programmers and the community to ensure progress of our Mission.

Center for Healthy Living

At the Parkview Center for Healthy Living we can help you improve your health and inspire your well-being through personalized care, educational programming and innovative workshops. We provide holistic health opportunities to help you enrich your mind, focus on your body, refresh your spirit and strengthen your community. We can’t wait to help you personalize your well-being journey and boost your motivation!

We offer a variety of health and well-being resources:

Educational programs on nutrition, mindfulness techniques, diabetes management and much more!

  • Check-up Days
  • Zumba, Barre, Drums Alive and other movement classes
  • Support services

For more information about classes and events, sign up for our e-Newsletter at Parkview.com/CHL.

Crossroads United Way

 

LIVE UNITED – It’s a credo. A mission. A goal. A constant reminder that when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities – and we change the lives of those who walk beside us every day.

Crossroads United Way is an organization with collaboration at it’s very heart

Through partnership through the CLC, Crossroads United Way’s goal is to:

  • Facilitate community access to quality support and services
  • Ensure Nonprofit organizations have access to information, materials and training for staff and board members
  • Develop human, material and monetary resources to their fullest potential
  • Collaborate with other resident nonprofits to create a consistently welcoming, encouraging and fulfilling experience for CLC visitors

Visit: crossroadsuw.org for more information.

The Arc Noble County Foundations

The mission of the Arc Noble County Foundations is to support individuals with disabilities in Northeast Indiana to maximize their abilities to succeed at work, at home and in their community. We are committed to promote meaningful partnerships with all stakeholders to contribute to a rewarding and productive quality of life for all.

For More information:

Check out our Facebook Page as we update events and activities that we will be hosting in partnership with the CLC.

Gaslight Playhouse

Gaslight Playhouse, Inc. is Noble County’s longest running community theatre. We are always looking for new talent to participate in the organization. We offer opportunities to be on the stage, behind the scenes (lighting, sound, orchestra, etc.), or sitting in the audience enjoying the production. Come and join our troupe, and keep up with what we have going on each season!

Entertain. Collaborate. Educate

Stay up-to-date with the Gaslight Playhouse by visiting their website: GaslightPlayhouse.org or Facebook Page.

    Dekko Foundation

    The mission of the Dekko Foundation is fostering economic freedom through education. We’re a private family foundation started in 1981 by the late philanthropist and businessman Mr. Chester E. Dekko. Our grantmaking is focused in 13 counties in four states — including Noble, DeKalb, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Steuben, and Whitley counties in Northeast Indiana — where Mr. Dekko had business or personal interests.

    For More information:

    We invest in projects and organizations that support children and young people from birth through age 18 in building knowledge, skills, and character that contribute to their self-sufficiency and put them on the path to economic freedom. Want to learn more about our work? Please visit DekkoFoundation.org

    Freedom Academy

    Freedom Academy is a not for profit, workforce training and certification organization initiated by the late Chester E. Dekko that began operations in the fall of 1991.

    A strong believer in education and personal development, Chet envisioned Freedom Academy as a vehicle for the individual to become economically free through high quality, affordable education. Providing a dual thrust between public classes and private, on-site training for business and industry, Chet’s vision carries on today.

    Freedom Academy Specializes In:

    • Basic Electricity
    • Electricity Motor Controls
    • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
    • Programmable Logic Controllers
    • Industrial Mechanics
    • Certified Clinical Medical Assistants (CCMA)
    • Certified Business Professional
    • Noble County Tutoring for Kids

    For more information visit: FreedomAcademy.net

    East Noble

    East Noble’s purpose in the CLC is to connect families and parents to East Noble. Collaborating in the CLC with many partners, EN’s parent liaison is available for help and has lots of resources for families in the East Noble school system.

    For More information:

    Visit the corporation’s website at EastNoble.net and Facebook page for upcoming news and opportunities..

    Northeast Indiana Wraparound

    We help youth at risk for out-of-home placement remain safely with their families by helping families build and maintain meaningful connections within their community.

     

    For More information:

    Visit our website at NEC.org/services/nec-wraparound.

    Cole Center Family YMCA

    The YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization; strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, & social responsibility is our cause. We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

    For More information:

    Visit our website at ColeYMCA.net

    SART

    Sexual violence can affect many aspects of a survivor’s life, including safety and health, family and work situations, and finances. These challenges often lead to perplexing personal and legal questions. To receive basic assistance, victims often must navigate a maze of governmental and community agencies.

    Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) help survivors through the maze of community services available to them, and uses the experiences of survivors to improve those services.

     

    For More information:

    Visit our website at Kendallville-in.org/departments/police or call the Kendallville Police Department at 260-347-0654.

    Noble Thrive by 5

    Noble Thrive by 5 is Noble County’s Early Childhood Coalition, focused on increasing the capacity, affordability, and quality of child care and early learning programs. We work with dozens of organizations, employers, and individuals to achieve these goals. From the core organizations of the Community Foundation of Noble County, Noble County Economic Development Corporation, and Crossroads United Way, to the many organizations that make up New Community Initiatives, the Noble County Interagency group and the Community Learning Center Leadership Team, child care affects so many throughout the community, and many are deeply involved in its solution.

    Noble Thrive by 5 believes… 

    • Children are valuable for who they are right now, and deserve quality early learning experiences that will help them develop skills to be successful in school and throughout their lives. 
    • Parents who have the opportunity to choose quality care providers for their children will have the support they need in the development of their child, and the comfort to be able to pursue their own path in work and in society. 
    • Child care providers are professionals who have the incredible job of being a brain builder during the most important developmental stage of a child’s life. It’s work that truly makes a difference for a child’s future, and there is so much joy in that. 
    • Employers who prioritize early learning by investing in parents, advocating for quality, and being involved in their community will see a return in a more engaged workforce now, and a better prepared workforce in the future.