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By John Graves
Special to The PREVIEW
On Sunday, Sept. 23, The Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service topic will be “A Vision of Transforming Education,” presented by Julie Loar, director of operations at the Archuleta County Education Center.
Loar will explore how the Education Center helps fulfill the vision of lifetime learning and workforce training in Archuleta County.
Julie explains that, “The Education Center had its roots at the Sisson Library in 1988 as an adjunct program focused on adult literacy. From there the Ed Center was incorporated as a non-profit in 1989 and has grown over time to include GED attainment, after-school tutoring and enrichment programs, and English as a Learned Language. It also offers computer and first aid classes, as well as other community education programs.
“Through a partnership with Southwest Community College, a division of Pueblo Community College, a high school drop out recovery program is offered, along with college classes leading to an associate’s degree. College classes are available online, onsite, and through video teleconferencing.”
Loar is an award-winning author and one of the leaders of the Pagosah UU Fellowship, where she is now chair of the Worship Committee. This program relates to two Principles which the national Unitarian Universalist Association affirms and promotes: “The inherent worth and dignity of every person” and “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”
The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall. The address is Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign. All are welcome.