It takes a Village to raise a child and that’s just what’s happening at Tillicum Elementary. On Wednesday, January 12, the 5th grade class in the after school program began their first of many adventures in the Lego Robotics Club. This is a partnership between Communities In Schools of Lakewood, Tillicum Elementary and the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse and Joint Base Lewis McChord offered volunteer support. The function of Communities In Schools is as simple as the name itself – bringing community INTO the schools. The creation of the Tillicum Community Learning Center (TCLC) does just that and the robotics club is just one of many different examples. One teacher said “Sometimes the kids are eager to get out to the bus at the end of the day – during this robotics program they just want to stay as long as possible”. To find out more about the TCLC and the programs of Communities In Schools of Lakewood visit our website: www.lakewood.ciswa.org or give us a call at (253) 589.7489.