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Students around the area have an opportunity to expand their education, creativity, and confidence at the Robinson Community Learning Center. They celebrate their sixteen anniversary.

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Nancy Tom talks to us about her experience at the Robinson Community Learning Center.
Date uploaded: February 21, 2017

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