The Community Classroom Consortium (CCC) is a coalition of more than thirty cultural, scientific, natural history, and civic organizations in north Florida and south Georgia that provide educational experiences and resources to the public, especially K-12 teachers and students. CCC was established in 1989 through a grant from the Smithsonian Institution’s “Regional Workshop Program.” In 1995, the Consortium became a 501 ©(3) nonprofit organization with bylaws and an elected board of directors.

Students and Educators in the field.


Tasha Weinstein

Kari Roberts
Vice President

Sally Lynn Mason
Membership Treasurer

Erin O’Conner

Stephanie Lynn

Barry Boerner
Board Member at Large

Bonnie Abellera
Board Member at Large

Clay Tomlinson
Board Member at Large

Morgan Szymanski
Board Member at Large


The Community Classroom Consortium

  • is a forum for community organizations that advances educational goals through collaboration of its individual members
  • encourages synergy between its members and the community
  • provides “hands-on” learning opportunities in a variety of environments to prepare all learners to meet real-world challenges
  • promotes lifelong learning through diverse activities and materials
  • creates a sense of community through networking among member representatives
  • works in partnership with a variety of educators to provide programs and/or materials that meet or exceed state educational standards.


The purpose of this liaison is to

  • inspire a sense of community
  • provide educational enrichment by offering authentic experiences through collaborative projects, programs, and publications
  • support and strengthen the educational missions of the members of the community.


Collectively, CCC members value the

  • creativity of the members of our consortium
  • diversity within our consortium and the unity we achieve together
  • excellence and high quality of our products
  • support and dedication of the consortium members
  • congeniality that we find in the time we spend together
  • synergy that we create as we work together
  • growth and development of our consortium and the individual members and sites that comprise our organization
  • development of authentic educational experiences for the community at large
  • enthusiasm of the members of our consortium
  • spirit of cooperation that pervades all we do together.

Non Profit Status

The Community Classroom Consortium is organized within the meaning of Section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law. The Consortium will only carry on activities permitted by an organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501©(3) as noted above.