The CLC initiative is grounded in the belief that relationships and collaborations are the cornerstones that create positive system changes. CLC partners also believe that life-long learning is a shared responsibility of our community’s residents. The schools cannot do it alone. Lincoln’s CLC initiative is an innovative approach designed to link the community, neighborhoods, schools, and people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to achieve our stated goals and outcomes. What makes the CLC initiative different is the core value that education is a community-wide responsibility and the emphasis on building capacity within neighborhoods, community-based organizations and other systems to produce sustained improvements and results. The CLC initiative utilizes ten leadership groups to mobilize and support the day-to-day activities at the neighborhood-based community learning centers.
This group of diverse community stakeholders has the primary role and responsibility of guiding the development and long term financing of Lincoln’s Community Learning Center initiative. The members of the Leadership Council are committed to developing Lincoln’s capacity to implement shared partnerships and to mobilize resources which ensure Community Learning Centers are a fundamental part of the fabric of our community. The Executive Committee (Coordinating Council) of the Leadership Council includes the President of the Lincoln Community Foundation, the LPS Superintendent, and the Mayor and is responsible for general oversight and key decision making for the CLC initiative.
School Neighborhood Advisory Committee (SNAC)
SNACs include broad representation and active participation from parents, youth, neighborhood residents, educators, community based organizations and service providers. Each CLC site or pair of sites has a SNAC, which is responsible to assist in the planning, communication and oversight for their neighborhood based CLC and its service activity. SNACs must reflect the uniqueness and diversity of each school and its surrounding neighborhood.