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November 14, 2013

On a new path

Graduation ceremony takes place for young adults seeking positive, productive lives ahead


“If it wasn’t for the CLC, I don’t know where I’d be,” he said. “I’ve had this idea [of restoring Mount Pleasant] for several years now.”

Some of the skills participants learned, under construction manager David Maisel, included dry walling, carpentry work and more.

“I’ve seen you all change and grow and I’m going to miss all of you,” Maizel said.

Prior the distribution of certificates, Pat Lane, president of CLC, invited comments from participants and their family members regarding the program and any chances they had noticed.

“I’m thankful for all of the people that I met,” said Brown, who also received the Copper Nail Award for most change overall.

“I can’t express how good this program is and how good David is,” a teary Greenwalt said. “I’m going to miss it and I don’t want it to end, but it’s a part of life.”

Connie Anderson, lead case manager for CLC, encouraged the graduates to stay in touch with administrators.

“When you leave, come back because we want to help get you jobs,” she said.

Serve, Earn and Learn also works with the participants to get them in college courses by helping them enroll or find financial aid opportunities. Depending on the course, the program may even fund the classes.

To find out more about the Community Learning Center and how to qualify for the program, visit

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