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Media Attention Builds Around Fight Like a Champion

Author: Andy Kostielney

Mike Lee’s “Fight Like a Champion” event, supporting the RCLC and the Ara Parseghian Foundation, is receiving a tremendous amount of media attention – locally, regionally, and nationally!

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Yoga Classes Starting Monday

Author: Andy Kostielney

Continuing a partnership with Notre Dame’s Rec Sports, the RCLC will once again be hosting Monday evening yoga classes from 6:00 to 7:00m, beginning September 19. The class will run for 6 weeks, and the cost is $20 for the entire session.…

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Fight Like a Champion Tickets Still On Sale

Author: Andy Kostielney

Please get your Fight Like a Champion tickets for Friday, September 16, at Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion. A large portion of the proceeds will go to the RCLC!

To purchase tickets – please click here

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RCLC Receives an AmeriCorps Grant

Author: Andy Kostielney

The Robinson Community Learning Center has been awarded a $133,427 grant from the State of Indiana to create six full- and 12 part-time AmeriCorps service positions.

Each full-time employee, along with two of the part-time employees, will focus on providing direct services to one of the RCLC’s six educational programs: Adult education, Youth education, Shakespeare Company, Youth Entrepreneurship, Take Ten and Supplemental Education Services.…

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"Fight Like a Champion" to Benefit RCLC

Author: Andy Kostielney

Former ND student, and unbeaten boxer, Mike Lee is having his next bout on Sept. 16.

The event, dubbed “Fight Like A Champion,” will be held on Notre Dame’s campus at the Purcell Pavilion Joyce Center, with all proceeds to benefit the Robinson Community Learning Center and the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation.…

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South Bend Community Hall of Fame Will Honor Marguerite Taylor

Author: Andy Kostielney

Marguerite Taylor will be inducted into the “South Bend Community Hall of Fame” in the Fall of 2011. This is an award long overdue, as Marguerite has been an active participant in numerous community activities, with a particular concentration on the Northeast Neighborhood.…

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Velshonna Luckey Wins Presidential Award

Author: Andy Kostielney

Velshonna Luckey received Notre Dame’s Presidential Values Award at the 2011 Service Recognition Dinner. The award recognizes employees whose performance reflects the University’s core values of integrity, accountability, teamwork, leadership in mission, and leadership in excellence.

Velshonna is a true leader who is changing lives, as well as helping strengthen the relationship between South Bend and Notre Dame.…

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Shakespeare Summer Camp Begins

Author: Andy Kostielney

The Summer Shakespeare Camp began on Monday, June 13, with about 20 participants. The camp lasts 6 weeks and will include a performance of Romeo & Juliet on Saturday, July 9 – along with participation in the Notre Dame ShakeScenes Festival on July 16 & 17.…

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Invention Convention Winners Announced

Author: Andy Kostielney

Five local high school students competed recently in the finals of the University of Notre Dame’s 2011 Invention Convention Youth Business Plan Competition.

Matt Danik, a sophomore at Clay High School, won the first-place prize of $500 for Danik’s Landscaping, which offers landscaping and maintenance services at affordable prices.…

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Excel Class Begins

Author: Andy Kostielney

A basic level Excel class is being offered every Thursday – beginning March 31 and ending April 21 – from 6:00 to 7:00pm.

The class will cover fundamental spreadsheet concepts and a basic understanding of computers is required.

There is not charge for the class, and please call 631-9425 with any questions or to register.…

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Robinson Community Learning Center receives $10,000 Shakespeare grant

Author: Julie Hail Flory

RCLC Shakespeare Student

The Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) has been awarded a $10,000 Better World Books Literacy and Education in Action Program (LEAP) grant for a six-week intensive summer Shakespeare program for inner city youth.

The summer camp will serve 20 to 25 youth ages 10 to 17, using Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” as the focal work. Participants will receive instruction in the essentials of theater through a variety of workshops including voice, text analysis, stage combat and set design.

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RCLC 10th Anniversary

Author: Andy Kostielney

Please join the staff of the Robinson Community Learning Center on Friday, February 18, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, as we celebrate 10 years of successful partnership.…

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Yoga Class Begins

Author: Andy Kostielney

A new Yoga session begins on Monday, January 24, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, and is open to the public. The class runs until March 28 and the cost is $20.00 for the entire 10 week session. Please contact Marguerite Taylor at 631-9425 with any questions.…

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Lego Robotics Competition

Author: Andy Kostielney

Congratulations to the Robinson Center’s Lego Robotics Team as they won 1st Place for Project Presentation at the 2010 Indiana FLL Championship Tournament! The following students were victorious:

Isaiah Crudup
Cambrin Dixon
Thomas Forsythe
Malik Giger
Andrew McDonald
Lydia Moss
Phillip Moss
Tiana Mudziurama…

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Shakespeare Competition Results

Author: Andy Kostielney

The Robinson Shakespeare Company had a great deal of success at the English Speaking Union Shakespeare Monologue Competition, held on December 11 at WNIT Studios in South Bend. The following students placed in each level:

ELEMENTARY

1st Place: Joshua Crudup
Runner-up: Tamera Bruce

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Runner-up: Braylen Porter…

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Turning Over a New Leaf

Author: Andy Kostielney

On Saturday, November 6, the Robinson Center, in partnership with Notre Dame Circle K, will send over 200 students out into the Northeast Neighborhood to rake leaves.…

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Youth Entrepreneur Program Honored

Author: Andy Kostielney

The RCLC’s Youth Entrepreneur Program has won the 2010 Key Award for Services Program of the Year from the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman presented the award during their Statewide Luncheon.…

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