“Spring Forward” into the Joy of Lifelong Learning at the CLL

Spring term begins April 4; More than 295 classes and workshops starting every week April 4 – June 11

Santa Barbara, Calif., March 29, 2016— SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning (the CLL) welcomes the community to find their passion this Spring with more than 295 classes and workshops, including more than 45 new classes. Classes are designed for adult learners of any age to discover new interests, pursue an exciting hobby or make new friends. With spring in the air, students can get cooking in Tacos From the Inside Out,  start spring cleaning in De-Clutter and Sell Your Treasures on the Internet or maybe even find love in bloom in Online Dating: Safe, Secure and Successful.


 “Spring as a time of renewal is the perfect season to reinvent and rejuvenate yourself,” said Andy Harper, Executive Director of SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning. “At the CLL, we invite both budding and blossoming lifelong learners to trying something new.”


The CLL’s classroom setting is the perfect opportunity for students to interact with expert teachers in-person. According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, learning face-to-face  in a physical classroom is still the preferred choice for adults. (Source: Survey conducted Oct. 13-Nov. 15, 2015. Pew Research Center)


This spring the CLL is also offering several special classes and workshops of special interest to Santa Barbara’s unique nonprofit and philanthropic community including the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Conference (April 8 – 10) and  the Nonprofit Skills program.


Class schedules are available at newsstands throughout the area, at both CLL campuses, and online at www.theCLL.org. Evening, weekday and Saturday classes and workshops start every week throughout the term, which runs April 4 through June 11. Register for classes and workshops online or in person at the Wake and Schott campuses.


2016 Spring Term Highlights:


  • More than 295 evening, weekday and Saturday classes
  • NEW:April 8 – 10, 9th Annual Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Conference: Enhance your relationships with an inspiring conference to foster connection in your life. This conference features internationally-acclaimed instructors and presenters that will give you the to deepen connections with friends, family and co-workers through listening without judgement and speaking from the heart
  • NEW: April 30, Grant Writing Made Easy: The CLL introduces Grant Writing Made Easy as part of the Non-Profit Skills series. Members of the Santa Barbara community can develop their non-profit fundraising skills to research funding opportunities, draft a compelling need statement, and develop a realistic budget.
  • Monday, April 18: Mind & Supermind, “Dare To Be 100 – The Plasticity of Human Aging”: Discover the importance of physical activity in aging and longevity with Dr. Walter Bortz’s 99-step plan for keeping active physically, mentally and spiritually.
  • NEW: June 11 & 12, Writer’s Workshop: Calling all emerging writers! Hone your writing skills, and discover new ways to develop your novel, articles and essays, fiction, non-fiction, poetry and more. Enjoy keynote addresses and discussion groups that feature prominent professionals from the world of publishing with this multi-session workshop.



Register for classes and workshops online at www.theCLL.org, or in person at the Wake and Schott campuses.


About SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning (The CLL)

The CLL responds to the diverse lifelong learning needs of the adult Santa Barbara community through promoting knowledge of the arts, healthy living styles, and intellectual studies. The CLL aims to be the educational, cultural and social hub for the Santa Barbara community, continuing a nearly 60-year tradition of excellence. CLL is online at www.theCLL.org, and on Facebook (sbccCLL), Twitter (@sbccCLL) and YouTube.

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