Louisa Hoffman

Program Director 21st CCLC

Program Director Summer Kids’ Workshop


B.S. in Child Development, Purdue University, 1975

M.A. in Early Childhood Education I.U.P.U.I, 1980

As the 21st Century Program Community Learning Centers Program Director, Louisa manages after school enrichment programs at four sites – Blue Ridge, Green Meadows, Suncrest and Learning Network. Louisa is also in charge of planning and administrating Summer Kids Workshops.

Phone 765 659-6380 Ext. 1825

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Nancy Elsea


Learning to Lead

B.S. in Education, Tarkio College, 1972

M.S. in School Counseling, Purdue University, 2000

As the Learning to Lead Coordinator, Nancy sets up the program day for the Learning to Lead students. Nancy makes arrangements for guest speakers and transportation on the program days. Nancy is also in charge of arranging TATU( Teens Against Tobacco Use) presentations at the four county schools with the Learning to Lead students.

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Monica Blaisdell

Grant Manager/Program Coordinator


Monica Blaisdell is the Grant Manager/Program Coordinator of Youth_RISE! for the Learning Network/ Purdue Extension of Clinton County. We provide a positive pro-active approach with the backing of evidence based programing and trainings on Teen Pregnancy Prevention. Our Curriculum has been culturally, linguistically and medically reviewed by the Office of Adolescent Health OAH.

We provide education and raise awareness, provide presentations, bring health education opportunities, trainings and outreach efforts in the community with the collaboration of our partners and buy-in from the community to inform individuals and agencies on the current national teen pregnancy rate in Clinton County.

Support for this project is provided by Health Care Education and Training, Inc. (HCET) through the Office of Adolescents Health/DHHS Grant #TP1AH000115 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program CFDA 93.927

  • Certifications include:
  • Tomando Control de Tu Salud Instructor (Diabetes Class)
  • D.E.E.P Instructor (Diabetes Class)
  • BAFA-BAFA Instructor (Cultural Competency)
  • Operation Fit Kids Instructor
  • Chronic Diseases Self- Management Master Trainer
  • Family Support Worker Specialist
  • Prevention Baby Shaken Syndrome Facilitator
  • Mental Health First Aid USA Facilitator
  • Bridging the Gap Certified
  • Families Talking Together Certified
  • SHIP Counselor State Health Indiana Program
  • Family Development Outreach Worker
  • State and Federal Navigator (2013-2015)
  • Board/ Community/ Coalition/ Council member: Cass County Community Health Center Board,
  • Housing Authority Board, Cass County Headstart, Indianan Minority Health, Covering Kids and
  • Families, Cass County Resource Network, Obesity Task Force, Pregnancy Prevention Task Force,
  • Cass County Diversity Club, and the Tobacco Coalition.

Phone: 765-659-6380 Ext 1825

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Amie Milam

Clinton County Adult Education Site Coordinator

Associates in Education, IVY Tech Community College, 2014

B.S. in Human Services, Grace College, 2017

As the Clinton County Adult Education Site Coordinator, Amie manages the High School Equivalency (HSE, formerly GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs at The Learning Network. Amie is also available to help those interested in WorkIN job certification referrals and trainings.

Phone: 765 659-6380 Ext. 1822

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Learning Network of Clinton County Board of Directors

Learning Network Board Members

Melinda Grismer:  President

Chris Vawter:  Vice President

Susan Rhine:  Secretary

Clark Beard:  Treasurer

Jay Hawley

Don Anderson

Brett Barton

Susan Rodkey

Maria Wiltse

Olivia Rothenberger

Luci Bond


Committee Members

Glenda Frey

Esmeralda Cruz

Keren Garza

Claudia Hernandez