Robinson Community Learning Center celebrates its 13th anniversary

Author: Brittany Collins

Robinson Center's 2011 "Take Ten" event at Stepan Center

The Robinson Community Learning Center, in South Bend’s Northeast Neighborhood, is inviting community members to celebrate Valentine’s Day at its 13th anniversary celebration, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 14).

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will speak at the event, where awards will be presented to adult and youth learners as well as to community partners and volunteers. Live music will be provided by the Indiana University South Bend String Trio. Light refreshments will be provided.

Lydia Moss and Paul Ferguson, members of the Robinson Shakespeare Company, will recite the monologues they will present next month at the Indiana statewide monologue competition in Indianapolis. Ferguson, who has more than four years of acting experience in the company, finished as second runner-up and the only high school freshman to place in the 2013 state competition.

The Robinson Community Learning Center is located at 921 N. Eddy St., South Bend. Founded in 2001 as a community-driven education center sponsored by Notre Dame in partnership with school, religious and civic leaders, the center offers innovative tutoring, violence prevention, youth entrepreneurship and performing arts projects for adults and children in South Bend’s Northeast Neighborhood. RCLC programs have grown to involve about 500 participants of all ages each week, who take part in programs such as the RCLC Afterschool Program, the Shakespeare Company, the Take Ten conflict resolution program and RCLC Youth Entrepreneurs.

Contact: Jennifer Knapp Beudert, RCLC manager, 574-631-2686,