About Us

Organized in 1998, we crafted a space for the Lawrence County community to grow in their adult education journeys. Part of the larger Community Education Councils of Pennsylvania (CEC), we have played a role in equipping people with innovative educational experiences as they seek to enrich their lives. Lawrence County has a proud history, but with changes in the market and long-term career paths, as a community, we understand that improving economic competitiveness and elevating workforce development must be our top priorities.

Through our new classrooms, computer lab spaces, and connections, we are excited to provide both in-person and virtual opportunities to help small to mid-sized companies, their employees, and underserved people find the right training to meet their needs.

Who We Currently Serve

We serve other organizations, community businesses, and individuals.

Organizations, to help them further equip our community. This includes county and local colleges, trade schools, and ESL and Seniors for Safe Driving initiatives, etc. Businesses, to connect them to training resources and a place to facilitate company-wide training. Individuals, including those researching educational opportunities as well as those attending the classes offered through our facility.

Our Mission

The Lawrence County Learning Center strengthens our community’s workforce by effectively connecting businesses and adult learners with the professional resources they need to rise above potential and harness opportunity.

Our Vision

Simplify the process of finding and delivering the optimal educational resources in Lawrence County. OUR HISTORY: The Lawrence County Learning Center (LCLC) is a non-profit 501 ( c) 3 organization that is funded by the PA State department of Education and governed by The Board of Directors (link) which consists of community leaders from business, education, not for profits and government.

The purpose of the LCLC is to identify, implement, and oversee new and innovative efforts to provide access to post-secondary education opportunities and training.

Since its inception in August 1998, the Learning Center has successfully positioned itself as a major facilitator of post-secondary educational opportunities for the citizens of Lawrence County and surrounding areas.

The LCLC operates as part of the Learning Resource Council of Lawrence County (LRC). The LRC is dedicated to facilitating quality comprehensive educational programs in support of the community’s economic, cultural, and intellectual needs. We match the appropriate training/educational programs of various providers to meet the needs of local businesses and others. We offer the use of our facility free of charge.

Looking forward, the Learning Center’s commitment remains clear:

1) We will continue to work with the various educational institutions (our “partners”) to offer educational programs and individual courses which, in our assessment, best fill the needs of our community

2) We will provide a clean, safe and accessible environment in which such courses can be taught

Our Board of Directors & Staff

President: Colleen Chamberlain
Vice-President: Frank Aloi
Secretary / Treasurer: Joseph Scungio

Frank Aloi – Retired:Superintendent Ellwood City School District
Joseph Scungio – Retired: Superintendent Neshannock Township School District
Linda Nitch – Director of Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development
Matthew Nord – Director of Clinical Services, Human Services Center
Linda Spinelli – Human Resource Administrator, Wampum Hardware
Dan Vogler – Commissioner, Lawrence County

Paul Bucciarelli – Learning Center Administrator, Business Retention and Workforce Specialist


The Lawrence County Learning Center recognizes and thanks two men who were champions of the center for many years.

Sam B. Biasucci and Arthur ‘Archie’ R. Zarone exemplify the best of our community with their passion and commitment to service.


Arthur ‘Archie’ R. Zarone

Archie was instrumental in the creation of the center as a Formation Committee member in 1996, Board of Directors Charter Member and later as Executive Director from 2001 to 2009.


Sam B. Biasucci

Sam served as President, Treasurer, and Board Member during his tenure at the center from 1997 to 2021.

The Lawrence County community continues to benefit from the passion, vision and generosity of these great men, and their legacy lives on through the work of The Lawrence County Learning Center.