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.