Candice Orlando

Candice Orlando's Fundraiser

We can help The Learning Council purchase and renovate a permanent home on Grand Ave image

We can help The Learning Council purchase and renovate a permanent home on Grand Ave

THERE WILL STILL BE ICE CREAM!!! Please give today! Your donation is tax deductible.


$6,450 towards $10,000

The Buell Foundation is matching $41,000 worth of donations to help TLC purchase the building. Double your donation!

Join me, let’s support good in our community and make a difference. Help us purchase a building on Grand Ave for The Learning Council!

I joined the board of The Learning Council this year and I am so excited about the work they are doing! This is a huge step to be able to own their own building and continue to do the amazing work they are doing. OH AND THERE WILL STILL BE ICE CREAM!!! Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for The Learning Council (TLC). The Learning Council celebrates and cultivates the character of our locale: education, diversity and ally-ship, arts, agriculture, nourishing food, and wellness. As a community organization, they provide safe equitable spaces for all to flourish.

We believe that 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. We believe that these folks make up the fabric of our vibrant community in the North Fork Valley.

What our rural community needs is a place for teens to be themselves, access to resources 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 a building on Grand Avenue, The Learning Council will provide access to our services for all community members. TLC is working to meet the needs of our community through many perennial offerings. Our hub will be the home of all of our programming while cultivating the spirit of education.

Check out the main page for our campaign here.

This welcoming space full of community activities will include:

  • Teen-led ice cream shop open year-round
  • TLC Kitchen serving weekly community meals at the Trading Post or Arbol Farmers Market while teaching food classes
  • Classroom Space for courses in health, music, dance, agriculture, social and environmental justice, and more
  • 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