Over the past few years, students have been choosing to take most of their courses online, so we haven’t had the need for a huge campus with residence halls and meeting space. Last year, NLC’s Board of Trustees decided to sell the 47-acre property and relocate the College. After much research and investigation, we have decided to move to downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. Just this week, NLC entered into an exclusive “Letter of Intent” to sell the Silver Spring property to a partnership composed of Reid Temple AME Church and the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County. There are several steps before the sale is final, but this is an important first one for the College.
This September, NLC’s faculty, administration, and staff will move to professional office space in downtown Silver Spring, directly across from the DC Metro. The Metro will allow easy travel to our other new office located in downtown Washington, DC (a 22-minute trip). The DC office was opened when our Associate of Arts degree program was approved earlier this spring. We are currently enrolling students in the new AA program, which is a great option for those who have earned a few or have no college credits. We continue to use union-run conference centers for our residency programs and for the Bonnie Ladin Union Skills training courses.
As we move into our next chapter, NLC is looking forward to continuing to bring affordable, accessible, higher education to more union members and their families.