Robinson Center celebrates 5th anniversary

Author: Shannon Chapla and Gail Mancini


The Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) will celebrate its fifth anniversary Friday (Feb. 24) from5:30to7:30 p.m.Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame, the center is located at921 N. Eddy St.,South Bend.

The celebration will feature guest speakers Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president, and South Bend Mayor Stephen Luecke. Entertainment will be provided by the local steel drum ensemble I Believe I Can. The festivities also will include recognition of community volunteers and Notre Dame faculty, staff and students whose efforts support the centers programs.

Founded in 2001, the RCLC is a community-driven education center that offers numerous programs and activities sponsored by local agencies and organizations, including health education and screenings, GED and English-as-a-Second-Language classes, children’s programming, youth tutoring and after-school programs. It also features a Computer Teaching andLearningCenter, which is equipped with 20 computers and provides instruction and free Internet and e-mail access.

Some 500 residents and volunteers participate each week in on-site RCLC programming, and as many as 250 Notre Dame students, faculty and staff volunteer with center programs.Some 35 University departments and residence halls are involved in RCLC partnerships.

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