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Jim Musial teaches this class to residents, staff and non-residents, including the men housed in the men’s emergency overnight shelters. This class was organized with the help of Brandi Wright of Healthy Communities with materials provided by the Indiana Tobacco Quitline.

A program taught by Michelle Alexander, LCSW, emphasizing attitude, behavior, change, focus and other life skills in a dynamic, innovative and fun class! When I went visited at the end of last week’s class, Michelle had the residents up and dancing!!

Taught by Purdue University-Homemakers Extension representative Jody Kutch, the class is focused on healthy food preparation as well as healthy eating for children and adults. Members completing all 4 classes received a $100 GFS gift card as part of the MCCEC grant and the generous “Change for Change” donation program organized through Gordon Food Service (GFS) Michigan City!

Job Searching, E-mailing, and Resume Writing Workshops each week
For a calendar of class offerings, please click here (PDF).

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Kristen Patterson and Jim Musial from Grace Learning Center and Sand Castle Shelter in studio discussing Shopping Cart Walk 9-26-15.. Call 269-615-0423 ask for Mike .

Posted by AM 1420 WIMS on Monday, September 14, 2015

Grace Learning Center (GLC) is located next to Sand Castle at 1007 West 8th Street

Recent Activities

  • The first group of reading tutors have been trained and tutoring sessions are ongoing;
  • Through a partnership with A.K. Smith, GLC is providing tutoring to those wanting to get their GED;
  • Through a partnership with PNC Bank, workshops are conducted regularly on fiscal matters such as how to prepare a household budget and understanding the basics of personal banking.
  • Ongoing computer workshops provide one-on-one training in computer basics.

Thanks to those community members who have donated equipment, books, supplies and toys for our child care room.

Current Needs

  • Financial contributions
  • Product donations
  • Volunteers
  • Learners

Kristen Patterson is our new director of Grace Learning Center. Stop by to say hello and find out how you can fit into our GLC program. We’re at 1007 West 8th Street and our phone is 219.879.6788.

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