In Celebration of Black History Month

What happens when you put off a dream or goal? Here’s one poet’s thoughts.

Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore–
And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

No need to see that happen to your dream…just go for it! If you’re interested in earning your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, or in adult basic education, college prep, career readiness, English as a second language, or becoming a U.S. citizen, your dream doesn’t have to be delayed. Contact us TODAY: 260-330-2486, or email us at:

To learn more about the poet Langston Hughes, go here:

Be Passionate

As Valentine’s Day looms around the corner, there is so much focus on love and passion. Hearts and roses abound. Yet aside from the chocolate, cards, and traditional focus of Valentine’s Day, I want to challenge you to consider a different sort of love and passion.

               We all have the same amount of time in our days. 24 hours. We get seven days each week. All too often, though, I think we coast through. Life becomes automatic. Whether we are just trying to pay our bills, survive, or raise families, life can be full of chaos and it is so easy to just get lost in the flow of things. This month’s advertisements focus on love and passion for Valentine’s Day. I’d like to focus on love and passion in each day. For your time. For your goals. For your future.

               I don’t know about you, but I find it’s often the case that it’s easy to go with the flow, but I feel like it is important to be intentional with our time and focus on moving toward the things that we love or are passionate about. For some that may be obtaining your High School Equivalency. For others that might mean learning English. Perhaps it is enrolling in college or receiving training for some sort of technical career certification. Perhaps it is landing a great career or caring for your family or finding a worthy cause to support. Whatever it is, I urge you to find something that sparks your passion and ignites your drive to succeed. And fuel it. 

               Be intentional and passionate with your time. Fuel that fire with little actions. Be mindful of your goals. What small step can you take along that path? Do a small bit of homework. Study up or practice on a skill that will be helpful in reaching success. Search relevant careers, schools, or organizations that align with your goals. You don’t have to solve every problem or overcome every challenge in a single day, week, month, or year. Take your time, but be mindful and intentional with it. Inject that passion and love you have for your goals into these moments and make the most of them. Every little baby step counts. And believe me, they add up. What small step can you take today toward your goals? How can you channel your love and passion for whatever that is into your day? Start there. This is the start of something wonderful.

Lucas Esch

Instructor/Grant Writer

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Learn More Center Supports Butterfly Creation

Learn More Center has been assisting in metamorphosis since 2002.

Celebrating Success

Learn More Center 2019 Graduation Ceremony

Thank you to Wabash Alliance Church for hosting our 2019 Graduation.  Of our 48 graduates, 19 were able to participate in celebrating their High School Equivalency Diploma.  As of this blog entry, at least 14 of our graduates have now secured employment due to their accomplishment.  We are so very proud of our students and their dedication.

We are looking forward to our 2020 Graduation Ceremony and celebrating with this year’s graduates and their loved ones.

Giving Tuesday: Still Time to Invest in Futures

Changing Futures One HSE Diploma at a Time

Attaining a High School Equivalency Diploma allows greater access to career and college success. Students attaining this credential are better prepared to be self-sufficient and to be able to provide for their families.

Your donation to Learn More Center helps provide Hope for a better future.

Giving Tuesday is Today

Start of LMC Program
Result of LMC Program


Today is Giving Tuesday.  A day to focus on Hope and a better future.  Learn More Center focuses on helping adults build a better future.  

Please consider a donation to Learn More Center and empower our friends and neighbors constructing a brighter future for themselves and their families.

To donate please follow link to LMC donation page:

Giving Tuesday

Learn More Center will participate in Giving Tuesday, the biggest generosity movement in history. We join a team of millions, representing all faiths and political views, with activity in every country around the world. We Support and Participate in Giving Tuesday. 

Watch your Social Media feeds.  It is a wonderful way to celebrate giving.

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Why Adult Education?

Help our communities thrive.  As adults in our communities succeed in elevating their literacy skills, their children are more likely to succeed as well.  Engaging in and supporting adult education assists our children, ourselves, and our future.

Children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves. These children are more likely to get poor grades, display behavioral problems, have high absentee rates, repeat school years, or drop out.

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Last Updated August 2, 2019

North Manchester
Town Life Center

603 Bond Street
North Manchester, IN 46962
Phone: (260) 330-1461
HSE Exam scheduling:
(260) 330-3553

Monday: 9am-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-7pm

Wabash County Community Learning Center

277 North Thorne Street
Wabash, IN 46992
Phone: (260) 330-1082

Tuesday: 9am-6pm
Thursday: 9am-3pm



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