Our vision is to become a premier adult learning institute serving as a regional resource for any adult who wants to maintain an active mind and demonstrates a love of learning.
DavidsonLearns seeks to enhance the intellectual life of adults by providing a selection of challenging, diverse, and relevant educational courses and events, and, in so doing, form a community of learners. It is our belief that educational and cultural experiences provide a common ground where people come together with shared goals, expectations and vulnerabilities.
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Fall 2016 message from our Executive Director
I thought I would write this message months ago and talk about the crisp fall air and the excitement of getting ready to go back to school. Well, the crisp fall air has waited until now to arrive and while it is exciting to think about going back to school the real excitement comes when I visit the ongoing sessions of our DavidsonLearns classes. In the past few weeks I have watched people greet each other who were together in our first class! “Hi! How have you been? Have you been taking classes? Were they good?”
Or, “I was hoping I would see you. I read that book you suggested and you were right, it gave a great overview of the topic. Very balanced.”
These are but two of many. As I visit the class to welcome everyone and introduce the instructor there is a buzz that emanates from the participants as they reflect on what they have experienced and what they hope to learn in the new class. I laugh as I try to get their attention but can’t get them to stop talking! And I step back and appreciate what DavidsonLearns has achieved in just 4 years. The value of the knowledge gained is immeasurable but so is the value of the relationships formed.
Our relationships go beyond the interpersonal to the partnerships we have formed with other organizations in the area. We were pleased to be a sponsor of the Concerts on the Green and the Read Davidson events and appreciate the support and assistance of the Davidson Parks and Rec Department. This term we are grateful to the YMCA for letting us use their classroom for several of our classes.
Our organization is richer for the partnerships we have formed, our participants are richer for the relationships they have formed and in turn, I hope we can continue to make our community richer by providing opportunities for lifelong learning opportunities.
Come join us!
Our Executive Director featured in ROAD SCHOLAR Newsletter
The ROAD SCHOLAR Newsletter's June 2016 issue led with and LLI Spotlight interview with Amy Diamond, our Executive Director, talking about her experiences with DavidsonLearns among other topics. Click here to read the full article.
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