Help The Learning Council create an Educational Community Hub in Downtown Paonia

Start a fundraiser to help everyone access community education, nutritional support, and advocacy services right on Grand Avenue.

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The Learning Council is Creating a Community Hub for Education, Nutrition, and Advocacy!

The Learning Council believes everyone should have access to community education, nutritional support, and advocacy services. When each person is equipped with these tools, they become lifelong learners: empowered to live healthy bountiful lives filled with curiosity and passion. TLC believes these folks make up the fabric of our vibrant community in the North Fork Valley.

What our rural community lacks is a place for teens to be themselves, access to our services in education and nutrition, a lively downtown area after years of economic challenges, a celebration of diversity and culture, and space for varying voices to converse and reconcile.

By purchasing on Grand Avenue, The Learning Council will provide access to services for all community members.

This amazing space will include:

  • Room for a teen-led ice cream shop
  • Kitchen area creating community meals served at the Trading Post or Arbol Farmers Market all while teaching food classes
  • Classroom Space for courses in health, music, dance, agriculture, social and environmental justice, and more
  • Creative space for Arts for All educational programs in visual arts, music, and performing arts
  • North Fork Community Parade & Marching Band practice and performance venue
  • Diversity Library to peruse a variety of books
  • Working Area for Delta County Coalition Advocating for Radically Equitable Spaces
  • Bike Co-op shop and outdoor space
  • Space for coworking with our partner organizations and colleagues
  • Educational space for the Health and Vitality Council to teach Comprehensive Sexual Health Education to parents and students



We are asking our community to rally their friends, family, and networks to support our work. By becoming a fundraiser for TLC, you make a huge impact in our community.

Starting a fundraiser page is easy to do, it's fun, and we'll give you all the tools you'll need to begin to make a difference today. With your help, TLC can create a lively hub for all of our programs to thrive under one roof while creating a safe, equitable space for all to enjoy.

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