About Us

About the Community Learning Council

The Community Learning Council (CLC) incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2001. Since that time, we have designed and offered work-related education to clients of nonprofits in Oklahoma. These partnerships allow us to provide much needed job skills training to low income, recovering and under-served individuals each year.


Our reach and services have expanded, but our philosophy remains the same: Education inspires confidence and motivates people to succeed. So whether you are a parent or a professional, the CLC provides education for success.

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Create positive change through real-world adult education.
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In 2001, the CLC opened its doors and began providing work-related education, counseling and advocacy to victims of domestic violence. Over the years we developed our job skills training program to include job search and resume' development workshops, oral and written communication, conflict management, critical thinking, computer skills training and several other courses.  By collaborating with Oklahoma nonprofits, more people have the opportunity to learn new skills and improve their career outlook.

In order to grow and sustain our nonprofit  training programs, in 2007, the CLC began offering continuing education courses to mental health providers. Continuing legal education was added in 2010, and in 2017, the CLC became an approved training provider for HR professionals. Now, each time a therapist, attorney or HR professional chooses the CLC for continuing education the proceeds from these learning events help fund our training programs in the nonprofit sector.

Professional development is another focus of our work-related education program. Since 2007, we have offered continuing education courses in the legal, human resources, mental health and victim advocacy fields. When attorneys, therapists or HR professionals earn continuing education credits from the CLC, a portion of the registration fees fund the CLC’s nonprofit efforts.

So, whether you work for a nonprofit that wants to offer job skills training to its clients, or a professional who needs CEUs or CLEs to maintain your credentials, explore our website to learn more about the programs and services we offer. Let us know your training needs and how we can help.


Providing adult education that inspires  confidence and creates positive change.


A world where education is valued and people are encouraged to succeed.


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Board of Directors

Lore Holtsberg

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Cheryl Pennington

Oklahoma City Public Schools (Ret)

Rebecca Conner, M.Ed.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Ginger Decoteau, MS, M.Ed.

Executive Director
Ex-officio member

Tama Cochran, MSW

Associated Underwriters, Inc.

Jan Lemons

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Nichole Knox

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America



2015 Child Advocacy Award

Association for Women in Communication

2013 Programs Making a Difference

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2012 Friend of CASA Award

Court Appointed Special Advocate
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2006 Guardian Angel Award

Latino Community Development Agency

2004 Innovator of the Year Honoree

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20 National Training & Development Awards

3 Public Service Announcement Awards

2 Documentary Awards