Creating responsive educational opportunities that strengthen personal, community, and global well-being. 

The Cobscook Community Learning Center, located in easternmost Maine, began as a community development initiative. Today, the center offers a vast array of programs, events, and opportunities to the people of the Cobscook Bay region and beyond.  

 

Our Mission, Vision and Values

The mission of the Cobscook Community Learning Center is to create responsive educational opportunities that strengthen personal, community, and global well-being. 

Our vision is of a community that respects people and planet, and inspires, supports, and sustains people to achieve their greatest potential. 

The organizational values of the CCLC, Peace, Honesty, Respect and Empowerment, are represented in the image of the medicine wheel. The Cobscook Community Learning Center is an intentionally created space committed to building bridges and being accessible to the people of the Cobscook Bay region and to social, economic, cultural, ecological, personal and familial empowerment. It is operated in the spirit of love, respect, humor, and creative, bold adventure.


our story

The Cobscook Community Learning Center, located in easternmost Maine, began as a community development initiative. Today, the center offers a vast array of programs, events, and opportunities to the people of the Cobscook Bay region and beyond.  

In 1999, a group of community members from the Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Euro-American community, and our neighbors from nearby New Brunswick, Canada, came together to find an answer to the question, “What would improve life in this rural region?” The study group that formed around that question focused on educational models that brought much-needed change around the world. The group paid particular attention to Danish folk schools, where teachers and learners of all ages develop and strengthen new skills in a challenging, supportive, community atmosphere.