News

Chicago Blackhawks Pay a Surprise Visit to the RCLC!

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Members of the Chicago Blackhawks paid a visit to the Robinson Center Friday afternoon, September 19.

Players, Johnny Oduyu, Ben Smith, and Stephen Johns, along with President & CEO John McDonough, shared their thoughts on leadership and the importance of hard work and dedication.

Please visit the official Blackhawk website to see a photo gallery

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Jay Caponigro Wins Notre Dame Champion for Education Award

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Jay Caponigro Family

After a 30,000-mile, seven-month string of visits to Catholic schools around the country, the University of Notre Dame’s ACE Bus returned to campus Monday, June 9, and drove up to the Main Building for an event presenting awards to two champions of local public schools.…

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Shakespeare Outreach in the News

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Jefferson Intermediate School eighth-graders recently used what they had been learning in the classroom to give advice to Perley Fine Arts Academy students in a fun way.
 
In a special performance, the 135 eighth-graders presented a play they had written and made sets for based on the Dr. Seuss book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”…

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Photography Club in the News

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Photo Exhibit Picture

The Still Art: Photography and Friendship Club presents its first exhibit, “The Picture,” an exhibit featuring the work of local amateur photographers, at the Robinson Community Learning Center.

If you enjoy taking pictures, exploring the beauty of northern Indiana, or sharing stories about your life, family and country, consider a new club recently established in South Bend.…

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Christy Burgess honored as a Member of Forty Under 40!

Author: Andrew Kostielney

The Young Professionals Network South Bend and St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce recognize the 2014 Michiana Forty under 40 class. The Michiana Forty under 40 program shines a spotlight on 40 of the area's most talented and dedicated young executives, leaders and professionals, under the age of 40, who demonstrate business and career achievement and civic/charitable engagement.…

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Kelly Park Project Moves Forward

Author: Andrew Kostielney

 In partnership with Robinson Community Learning Center, the city of South Bend on Tuesday formally announced the renovation of Kelly Park, at Howard and St. Peter streets.

The project, which is being funded entirely by donations, represents the collective vision of the students enrolled in the center's "Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods" program.…

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Business Plan Competition Winners

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Local high school and middle school students competed in the final competition of the 2014 Notre Dame Invention Convention Youth Business Plan Competition, held on April 16 in Giovanini Commons at the Mendoza College of Business.

The program cultivates a spirit of entrepreneurship by providing innovative learning experiences relevant to the entrepreneurial world.  The students learn the basics of starting their own business and engage with Notre Dame mentors to develop a unique business plan of their own. This year-long program culminates with a business plan competition, at which students have the opportunity to showcase their work. Notre Dame undergraduate and MBA students participate as mentors and event judges.…

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Velshonna Luckey Wins Heart of Indiana Award

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Velshonna was one of four people, in the entire state, who were given the Heart of Indiana Award for her service.

Velshonna Luckey

“They were talking about special recognition for some women and my picture showed up on the screen. They said we were diamonds in the community. It was most exciting.”

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Velshonna Luckey Wins Indiana Torchbearer Award

Author: Andrew Kostielney

The Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) presented 14 women with a Torchbearer Award yesterday at its 10th Annual Ceremony at the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis. The women honored were selected from nominations submitted from around the state and have each made Indiana a better place to live, work and raise a family.…

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Marguerite Taylor Leads a Neighborhood Discussion

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Marguerite Taylor, Gladys Muhammad, Jeff Gibney and Bernice Freeman participated in a panel discussion about gentrification and revitalization in South Bend neighborhoods Sunday at the University Of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. 

Please see the newspaper article

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Take Ten's Re-Entry Program

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Inmates of the Indiana Department of Correction South Bend Community Re-Entry Facility, have been participating in Take Ten's, 10-week, skills-based violence prevention program that builds conflict resolution expertise.
 
Although the program is known for more than a decade of success in the school setting with youth, Take Ten also engages adult participants by providing both realistic scenarios and positive alternatives to violence.…

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Why It's Important to Talk With Your Baby

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Every parent wants to give their child a jump start on life. Perhaps that is why educational tools and devices for babies and children are a big business. But, did you know that one way to make your baby smarter doesn’t cost you anything? Believe it or not, the key to brain development is as simple as talking with your baby.…

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RCLC Closed Monday, January 27

Author: Andy Kostielney

The Robinson Center is closed for programs, on Monday, January 27, because of the weather. This includes all tutor trainings and piano lessons.…

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