Bloomington Lifelong Learning Coalition

Our Mission

image:3424,leftThe Bloomington Lifelong Learning coalition (BLLC) seeks to support, promote and facilitate lifelong learning in Bloomington. Its membership includes the City of Bloomington Mayor's Office, Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College, Monroe County Community School Corporation, the Monroe County Public Library, WorkOne, and the Active Aging Coalition.


The Mission of the Bloomington Lifelong Learning Coalition is to:

The Coalition will function with direction provided by a steering committee comprised of representatives from each participating organization and will be chaired (for a one-year term) by a recognized educational leader appointed by the Mayor of Bloomington.

September 2011 - "Money" magazine names Bloomington one of the top 25 places in the country to retire - thanks in part to the Bloomington Lifelong Learning Coalition!

Bloomington Lifelong Learning Coalition Member Organizations

Department of Workforce Development

The Department of Workforce Development has a vision to become a leader in the development and growth of a highly skilled workforce. We are obligated to the agency and our customers to continuously evaluate and improve performance of the workforce development system.

IU Bloomington Lifelong Learning

IUB Lifelong Learning Logo For more than 40 years, Indiana University Lifelong Learning has brought the extraordinary resources of the campus to the community with high quality, award-winning noncredit programs for adults.

MCCSC Adult Education

MCCSC Adult Education MCCSC Adult Education offers classes for teens who need another path to complete high school, for adults who want to brush up their basic skills or prepare to take the GED, for people from other countries who want to learn English, for anyone wanting to learn basic computer skills, and a host of other services. Classes are available morning, afternoon and evening, and most are free!

Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning

Through its Center for Lifelong Learning, Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington brings new opportunities in noncredit learning to residents of south-central Indiana. Programs range from professional skill development and certificates to arts and personal enrichment, including programming for children. The Center is located in the heart of downtown Bloomington in the historic Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center at 4th and Walnut Streets.

Monroe County Public Library

Monroe Country Public Library 2010 logo Open 69 hours each week, 7 days of the week, Monroe County Public Library serves as a downtown destination and learning place for all ages. The library offers free programs, workshops, and technology classes throughout the year, as well as public Internet computers, online research and learning tools, adult literacy tutoring (VITAL), a Job Search Collection, and materials for every interest. Find out more on the library's Web site.

Active Aging Coalition

AAC Image The Active Aging Coalition (AAC) is a grassroots organization of seniors, their families, caregivers, and other community advocates interested in improving the lives of seniors in our community. Through monthly meetings and an interactive website, we learn about each other's participation in the senior community, find ways to work together more efficiently, and increase our own understanding ofavailable resources and services.

Free University of Monroe County

FUMC Free University of Monroe County provides affordable non-credit classes for adults 18 years of age or more in a variety of subject areas. All are welcome in our community of learning. Classes are taught in a relaxed environment that encourages exploration of new areas of knowledge, acquisition of useful skills, and having fun in the process. Free University of Monroe County offers low-cost classes taught by community members for community members, opportunities to meet new people, and personal enrichment through the joy of learning. For a Class List or more information about how to get involved, email freeumc@gmail.com.

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Mother Hubbard's Cupboard exists to provide healthful, wholesome food to people in need, as well as nutrition and gardening education. We strive to provide services in ways that enhance the dignity, respect, and self-care of everyone involved.

Bell Trace Senior Living Community

Bell Trace Senior Living Community is the leading provider of inspired living and compassionate care. Dedicated to cultivating community partnerships, Bell Trace provides opportunities for older adults to enrich their lives through the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Bell Trace also offers employment, volunteer and internship experiences that enhance the skills of young professionals interested in the field of gerontology.

Bell Trace Senior Living Community is the leading provider of inspired living and compassionate care. Dedicated to cultivating community partnerships, Bell Trace provides opportunities for older adults to enrich their lives through the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Bell Trace also offers employment, volunteer and internship experiences that enhance the skills of young professionals interested in the field of gerontology.