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August 2015 – Enloe High School Student Council selects Learning Together to be the Charity Partner for the 2015-16 School Year and the recipient of their Charity Ball Fund raiser for 2015-16. 

April 2015 - The City of Raleigh Human Relations Award recognizing the non-profit agency that made outstanding contributions to advancing human rights in our city honored Learning Together. Awards also go to individuals, businesses and students.

February 2015 – The Knights of Columbus chose Learning Together to be the honored charity for its Annual Art Auction event.

December 2014 – Learning Together becomes one of the inaugural members of the Crosby Advocacy Group, a group of community members, individual and representatives from the non-profit, business, faith, education and civic communities committed to assure the vision for the Crosby-Garfield Initiave is realized.

November 2014 - Learning Together received its third Legacy Award from the Junior League of Raleigh. The recognition of our work with children and families continues to humble us and inspire us to continue to serve our communities most vulnerable children and families.

September 2014 – Cleo Barnes, Teacher Assistant, is celebrated at a dinner in her honor for her 30 years of service to Learning Together and the children and families whose lives she impacted.

August 2014 – Learning together begins its first partnership with a for–profit child care business, Little Pros Academy at WakeMed.  Two inclusive classrooms offer children with disabilities and families a new choice for preschool services.

January 2014 – Triangle Community Foundation awards Learning Together a Capacity Building grant as one of its first cohort of 22 agencies funded to do assessment and organizational development.

January 2014 – The Learning Together Child Mental Health Initiative begins a partnership with the Project CATCH ( Community Action Targeting Children who are Homeless) , a collaboration of the shelter programs in Wake County serving young children and their families, to provide child mental health services and supports.

December 2013 – Learning Together is one of the initial members of the Crosby Project Team, which begins work to realize the vision of Wake County Human Services for the Crosby Garfield Building, home for program and administrative services, to become a more vibrant neighborhood health and human services center. 

August 2013 – Learning Together becomes one of the first twenty Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) of Raleigh Partner agencies.  Triple P is one of the world’s most effective evidence-based parenting systems, designed to give parents the skills they need to raise confident, healthy children and build stronger family relationships.  This is a John Rex funded program.

July 2013 – Learning Together receives renewal of the Five Star Child Care License with 15 out of 15 points being awarded. The Five Start Status is effective until 2016.

July 2013 - Learning Together also receives renewal of its national accreditation by the National Association of Young Children (NAEYC) which is in effect until 2018.  NAEYC accreditation is the gold standard for early childhood programs across the country.

June 2013 –  Nell G. Barnes, Ed.D. , Executive Director is celebrated with a dinner for her 30 years of service to Learning Together.  The Nell G. Barnes Endowment Fund is established in honor of her work for the children and families served over the years.

August 2011 – Learning Together enters into partnership with Method Child Care Center to offer three inclusive classrooms to children with disabilities and their families.

September 2010 – Cleo Barnes, Teacher Assistant, is honored by the Arc of Wake County at its Annual Meeting.  She received the Support Professional of the Year Award for making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

August 2010 – Learning Together receives a John Rex Capacity Building grant to do organizational assessment and development.

August 2010 – Learning Together begins a partnership with Telamon Head Start to offer inclusive “blended” classrooms.  The innovative partnership has resulted in classrooms over the years at the downtown Crosby Head Start, the Parkway Head Start in Cary and the Knightdale Head Start.

February 2010 – Nell G. Barnes, Ed.D. , Executive Director receives the Triangle Business Journal & Boom! Magazine inaugural Legacy Leaders Awards.  They honored 15 individuals (out of 150 nominations) over the age of 50 who have made an impact on their communities. 

January 2010 – Learning Together becomes a More at Four (later to become NC Pre-K) provider through a contract with Wake County Smart Start.   This program works to insure that at risk children are prepared for kindergarten through a year of high quality educational programming at age 4.

October 2009 - Learning Together received its second Legacy Award from the Junior League of Raleigh. We are proud of our years of continued support from the League. Pictured is 2009-2010 League President, Melissa Matton and Executive Director, Nell Barnes at the fall membership meeting.

June 2007 - Learning Together recieved recognition from Wake County Public School system for its participation in the Community Based Vocational Training Program for the 2006-2007 school year.

November 2006 - Junior League of Raleigh presented its 2006 Legacy Award in honor of Learning Together's significant contribution to our community and in honor of the JLR's members longstanding involvement with Learning Together

August 2006 - Executive Director Nell Barnes was honored with the Dr. Luther R. Medlin Distinguished Citizen of the Year for 2005-2006. The award was presented on August 26 during the North Carolina East District Civitan Convention. The nomination letter describe Nell as exemplifying the same characteristics of excellence in education, leadership, and community service that Dr. Medlin exhibited during his career as an education, public and private citizen, and as a Civitan.

May 2006 - Rosa Velez received the outstanding Child Care Teacher Award at the Tylenol and Terry Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation National Awards Ceremony. As part of the application procedure Rosa had to develop an enhancement project for children. Rosa project was entitled “Stores and More” and provides children the opportunity to expand in the area of cultural diversity, cognitive language, motor and self help skills.

March 2006 - Learning Together’s executive director, Nell Barnes, received the Dorothy B. Graham Child Care Leadership Award. She was chosen from many outstanding nominees in the Triangle based on her dedication to all families, especially those with children who are at risk for or with developmental disabilities.

November 2004 - Learning Together was awarded the Agency of Excellence in recognition of meeting the best practice standards required for certification as a Triangle Unites Way Member Agency. This award was granted because Learning Together "exemplifies the highest integrity in nonprofit business management, serving as a model for provision of quality services with effectiveness and efficiency."

May 2004 – Learning Together celebrates a new partnership with Cisco with the first Tees for Tots Golf Tournament at the Preserve on Lake Jordan.