American troubadour Pete Seeger reflected on what he loved most about music, “What matters is not how good the song is, but what the song is good for!” What often carries people across the most challenging of times, and inspires the most important change, is the plying together of many voices into one inspired collective expression of what we most value.
Jim always believed that “traditional education isn’t for everyone” and that Washington County needed a place that would promote experiential learning. When he heard of the initial conversations about creating a place to provide responsive educational opportunities that ultimately led to the founding of CCLC, he knew he could offer his skills.
Rachel is a founding member of the CCLC. She remembers the roots of CCLC emerging from a living room conversation: “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.”