Inspiring a community of lifelong learners throughout DeKalb County, to improve quality of life for all.
Aligning community organizations, businesses, and providers of learning opportunities and resources toward shared educational goals.
The Future of DeKalb County
Learning beyond high school is increasingly a prerequisite for earning family-sustaining wages. But the answer is not always the traditional four-year college degree. Work skills certificates, apprenticeships and two-year college degrees may be equally valuable, and sometimes pay higher wages than jobs requiring four-year degrees, depending on the labor market.
Learning Link, a collaborative education initiative facilitated by the Community Foundation DeKalb County, strives to improve the quality of life by inspiring a community of lifelong learners throughout DeKalb County, Indiana. They do this by aligning community and business leaders and providers of learning opportunities and resources serving residents of DeKalb County, Indiana, toward shared learning goals, from early learning to adulthood.
AUBURN — The DeKalb County Council and county commissioners added their support for Promise DeKalb County at meetings earlier this week. Both local government bodies signed letters of support for the Community Foundation of DeKalb County in its application for a grant that would provide start-up funds for the initiative, which encourages children to consider […]
BY KATHRYN BASSETT firstname.lastname@example.org kpcnews.com When Kevin Heller talks about his role as a mentor, his passion for the work is clear. “The key is being a great listener,” Heller said. Heller recalled mentoring a student at DeKalb High School who had missed a lot of school. “In our first month together, I’m not sure […]