Erin Blasko | February 11, 2020
he University of Notre Dame Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) will celebrate its 19th birthday — and last one in its original location — with a farewell celebration from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the center’s longtime home at 921 N. Eddy St., South Bend.
“As we prepare for the next chapter, it is important that we take stock and acknowledge the ways in which the Robinson Community Learning Center has grown and expanded over the past two decades, and the people and relationships that have made that possible,” said Jennifer Knapp Beudert, manager of the RCLC. “That’s what this celebration is about.”
A learning center and gathering place for youth and adults, the RCLC opened in a portion of the former shopping plaza at Howard and Eddy streets, two blocks south of campus in the Northeast Neighborhood, in 2001.
It will soon move into a, 12,600-square-foot building across the street, which is under construction as part of Eddy Street Commons Phase II, a $90 million mixed-use development featuring new residential and retail space.
The birthday/farewell celebration will feature remarks from newly elected South Bend Mayor James Mueller as well as current and past RCLC students, staff and volunteers, plus awards and highlights from the past year.
Refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome to attend.
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