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.
The Star – February 23, 2015 by Linda Lipp FORT WAYNE — Jessica and Ken Butterfield are doing everything right, but it’s an everyday battle just to keep up with the costs of raising four children — let alone get ahead. The Waynedale couple have no credit cards, and no debt except for the mortgage […]
By Brityn Calloway, February 8, 2017 KPC NEWS – The third grade marks a pivotal time in a child’s life when it comes to reading and their chances of achieving educational and career success well into the future. Those 8- and 9-year-olds may not recognize it, but education experts do. “They go from reading, ‘See […]