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Become a part of the RCLC SAGE Team!

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SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) teams are forming again this year at the RCLC! SAGE differs from the conventional youth entrepreneurship classes in several important ways.

  1. Objective: The RCLC strives to remain consistent with the declared mission of SAGE

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Computer Classes Starting January 19, 2010

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Sign up now for Adult Computer Classes! Each six-week class meets once per week for two hours. Classes are very homework intensive, but lab facilities are available on Monday evenings from 530 – 8 pm. In addition, students can take advantage of “open lab” times on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am – 330 pm. Individual assistance is available to all students by appointment with the instructor.…

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RCLC iRobotics Team Takes Second Place at Regionals

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The iRobotics team consists of a group of 10 children ranging from grades 4th – 9th who took part in a Lego Robotics Competition on Saturday, November 21, 2009. For two months the group worked diligently researching issues related to transportation in the local community. Specifically, they decided to tackle the problem of “information transportation,” and developed a plan to create a municipal wifi system. As a part of the research, the students developed an innovative solution, performed a community wide survey (n=100), designed and built a robot, and programmed their robot to perform pre-determined missions within a two minute, thirty second time frame. The group met with experts in the area of their research which included the wifi administrator of Anderson, IN, and members of the South Bend Chamber of Commerce. All the students’ hard work paid off at the Regional Qualifying Competition where they earned two first place trophies: Innovative Solution and Research Presentation. Out of the 16 teams who entered the competition, the iRobotics team received a final ranking of 2nd, and will compete at the state tournament to be held at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne on December 12, 2009. The students are also slated to present their innovative idea to the director of Innovation Park at Notre Dame prior to the state competition.…

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Youth Entrepreneurs take a trip to NYC

Author: Erin O'Laughlin

NFTE Conference, NYC: April 16, 2009

Six BizTech students took the “bull by its horns” and headed to NYC for the Annual NFTE Conference. Here, they set up booths to showcase their businesses.

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Youth Entrepreneurs Cash-In With Their Business Plans

Author: Erin O'Laughlin

On Thursday, April 2, 2009, six local youth entrepreneurs competed at the Menodoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame for up to $1000 in cash prizes! These cash prizes were awarded based on the entrepreneur’s presentation, including one for first, second and third place. The following individuals were given these awards:…

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Congratulations to our Youth Entrepreneurs!

Author: Erin O'Laughlin

The Robinson Community Learning Center would like to thank all of the participants of the Youth Entrepreneurship Program. They have all worked hard this year creating and developing their own businesses. We would like to congratulate the finalists who qualified for the Invention Convention held at the Mendoza College of Business (Giovanini Commons) and the finalists for the NFTE

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Letter of Congratulations from Senator Bayh

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Although he was unable to attend the 8th Anniversary of the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) on February 20, 2009, US Senator Evan Bayh was represented by his trusted aide, Julie Vukovich. He also sent a letter of congratulations.

Senator Bayh’s office has been a long-time supporter of the RCLC

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Entrepreneurship Class Moves Ahead

Author: Erin O'Laughlin

Several students from the community have been hard at work learning the right skills to start and operate their own businesses since October. Using the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship's (NFTE) model, these nine local teenagers have proposed their own ideas for a business, ranging from translation services to car audio installation. With the mentorship of several Notre Dame students, they have been moving through the design phase of their respective businesses at a rapid pace. Students take weekly classes to learn about the specifics of running a business, from the marketing aspect to the financial statements necessary to keep an accurate track of all expenses, etc. Culminating in an entrepreneurship competition in April, the NFTE program at the Robinson Center hopes to instill in our youth both the skills and motivation one needs in order to not only be successful but feel successful as well. Good luck to all of our emerging entrepreneurs!…

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Shakesphere Competition Winners

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Robinson Center Students participated in a Shakesphere Monologue Competition at Notre Dame on January 31st. Tirshatha Jefferey won the high school competition with her recitation of Two Gentlemen of Verona and Sonnet #29.Tirshatha will advanced to the state level of competition on Sunday, January 8th in Indianapolis, where she placed third. Congratulations T.J.!!…

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Free Tax Assistance

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AARP Tax Aide will provide free tax assistance and e-filing to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Volunteers will be at the Robinson Community Learning Center on Wednesdays from 9:30 – 11:30. The last day will be April 8th…

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Bob Bosson Does It Again!

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For years, the Seniors Computer Club and the staff of the RCLC have enjoyed original poems written by Bob Bosson to reflect on his experiences in the group and to acknowledge the role of the RCLC in enhancing the quality of life for retirees and older adults who come to the Computer Club every week. Check out the club itself and read the latest of Bob’s fine work as well by clicking on the RCLC

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NFTE Youth Entrepreneurship classes resume!

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After the holiday break, Youth Entrepreneurship programs at the RCLC will resume starting Thursday, January 15, 2009 with a new ttime slot of 4-530PM.

The core curriculum is provided by NFTE, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. The class culminates in a business plan competition on April 2,

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