Learning in Community (LIC)

creating learning environments where children succeed

Learning in Community. Photo: Bruce Silcox


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.

This is a free program. For information please contact Dhop, Organizer/Family Outreach Coordinator at dhop@hope-community.org or call (612) 743-2508. You must drop off and pick up your child – no transporation 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.