The CEC represents a partnership of
education, business, and community leaders.
Born of people and passion for a civic process, the Community Education Coalition (CEC) today represents a 23-year partnership of education, business, and community leaders focused on aligning and integrating the Columbus, Indiana and region’s community learning system with economic growth and an improved quality of life.
CEC is a noteworthy, yet unexpected, example of private business stepping up to support improvement efforts by public education partners. The results thus far are evident in two major buildings, significant national recognition, and ongoing initiatives to bolster educational attainment for all in the small, primarily rural, southeastern Indiana communities it serves. It’s no accident that the built environment of the community propels CEC, and that many new and innovative ways of working formed out of the business community—significant partners in its founding.