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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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Alumni ride, donate to Robotics Club

Author: Jay Caponigro

Alumni Ride for the Kids

Alums Joe Pomerenke, John Roche and Lee Stellakis joined with a couple of friends and rode 90 miles from Chicago to South Bend on their way to the ND v. San Diego State football game this fall. They picked up some sponsors along the way and raised nearly $1,600 for Robinson Center’s new iRobotics club,

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Summer BizCamp Winners Announced

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The RCLC’s 2nd Annual Summer BizCamp held a business plan contest at the end of the two week seminar (July 14 – 25, 2008). After an intensive 70 hours of training, participants shared their business plan ideas using a template developed by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE

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