We are happy to announce that the St. John Learning Center is once again a program of Holy Rosary-St. John Church.
The St. John Learning Center started as an outreach program of the church, and then in 1991, became a separate nonprofit. That was a good decision at the time when community-based adult education was the main model for adult education. Since then, most adult education programs have been moved into educational institutions, a move that does make sense in many ways, but that also leaves out those who still find it easier (and less intimidating) to access adult educational services in community settings.
The church and Learning Center board eventually came to the conclusion that, given these changes in the way adult education is delivered, it made sense for the St. John Learning Center to become a part of the parish again. This helps us to consolidate staff and focus on providing programs.
The Learning Center will continue to use the St. John Learning Center name, but as a program of the church rather than as a separate nonprofit. It will continue to reside on the 4th floor of the St. John Community Center (also managed by the church). Donations will still be tax deductible, but through the church. We hope everyone will continue to support the St. John Learning Center as we work on continuing its mission from the parish. More to follow soon! Stay tuned…
The St. John Learning Center is looking for a part-time Volunteer Coordinator. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you to all the donors and volunteers who helped with the School Supplies Giveaway. Thanks especially to Holy Rosary-St. John members, and to St. Paul parish for working with us. We distributed 193 backpacks with supplies!
School Supplies Giveaway
Thursday, August 17th at 6 pm
St. John Community Center (640 South Ohio Ave.)
First come, first served (until supplies run out).
Children must be present to pick up supplies.
ID required for each child.
Thank you to all who came out to support the St. John Learning Center fundraiser yesterday. It was a great success!
Happy Mother’s Day, too!