Learning in Community (LIC)

creating learning environments where children succeed

Learning in Community. Photo: Bruce Silcox

Overview

Children ages 6-9, their families and community volunteers are engaged in a learning process and supportive environment that builds confidence, improves literacy skills and builds strong relationships. Learning in Community was developed in partnership with University of St. Thomas – College of Applied Professional Studies.

Fall Session begins September 26!
· Dates: Sept 26 – Dec 12 (there are two Saturday times; 10 am- noon and 2 pm – 4 pm)
· Ways to register: 1. Download form here or pick up registration form at Hope Community front desk. Mail form to: Dhop Hopkins, Hope Community, 611 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 or email: dhop@hope-community.org
· This is a free program. You must drop off and pick up your child – no transportation is provided. Space is limited.

Learning in Community’s approach involves creating an environment that supports:

Parent and Family Engagement
The LIC program lifts up parents as learners and leaders. Through LIC, we create opportunities for parents to take strong roles in their child’s learning around things that are important to them.

Transformative Mentoring Relationships
Through reading, writing and story-telling, children, parents and community volunteers learn together, have fun, and develop strong relationships. We have seen over and over and at all ages how, when children and youth connect to others, they develop vital leadership skills like articulating their feelings and experiences, and negotiating their differences more easily and enthusiastically.