Dedicated Programmers


Dedicated Programmers at the Community Learning Center fill out an application and interview with the Programming Committee of the Board. Ann Linson, Mayor Suzanne Handshoe, Candice Holbrook and Julia Tipton see if these programmers meet the criteria necessary to be a good partner working along side 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.

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
  • Hydrolics and Pnematics
  • Programable Logic Controllers
  •  Industrial Mechanics
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistants (CCMA)
  • Certified Business Professional
  • Noble County Tutoring for Kids

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Center for Healthy Living

We at the Parkview Center for Healthy Living 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
  • Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba and other movement classes
  • Support services

For more information about classes and events, sign up for our e-Newsletter at

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.

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

Through partnership through the CLC, 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

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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.

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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: or visiting their Facebook Page