Founder Story • Rachel Bell

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Rachel Bell is a founding member of the CCLC who is also part of the 8th generation of Bells to live on Tide Mill Farm in Edmunds. She remembers the roots of CCLC emerging from a living room conversation about alternative education: “We asked ourselves broad questions about the nature of learning and community, what type of dynamic education one could engage with over the course of a lifetime. The CCLC became our collective answer.”

When asked about CCLC’s impact, Rachel said, “It’s truly amazing to see how the CCLC has grown over the years. I feel it is a living model of how a community can ask and strive to answer its own questions. Not only does the CCLC enrich and empower our local community, but its efforts could be replicated in any community anywhere.”