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Lifelong Learning Collaborative (LLC) is an independent, not-for-profit, membership organization located in Providence, Rhode Island. Our mission is to provide mature adults with a variety of interactive opportunities for lifelong learning education – seminars, lectures, cultural events and social activities – in a pleasant, accessible environment at a reasonable cost. Joining LLC is a great way to meet other people who share your interests.

You must be a LLC member to take courses and participate in activities. The annual membership fee is $35; the membership year is June 1-May 31.

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Membership Benefits

  • Plan and participate in LLC courses, events and social activities
  • Participate in trips to New York City, area theaters and museums
  • Vote at membership meetings
  • Enjoy the company of others as you explore and learn together
  • Have the opportunity to share your ideas, talents, and expertise

Membership Directory

LLC’s Membership Directory – a handy tool for keeping in touch with other members – is distributed electronically to members in the Fall.

If you are a member and have not received a copy and would like one, please use the button below.


"A rewarding experience giving of my time. I am using old skills, learning new ones."

“I came to Providence newly retired, knowing no one in the city, and not knowing of any outlets for the intellectual stimulation I sought. I stumbled upon LLC. I was able to delve into a broad array of fascinating courses, and I suddenly found myself in close connection with many incredibly wonderful people from Providence and surrounding towns. LLC has been nothing short of a godsend for me." –GH, retired corporate lawyer

“Everyone comes to LLC to enjoy a shared learning experience. Best of all, the days of competing for grades are long gone, so participants are supportive of and helpful to each other as they explore a topic together.” –EB, lifelong learner

“I joined LLC two years ago and have taken two courses since, both of which I hugely enjoyed. Learning takes place in a congenial environment among small groups of like-minded people who nevertheless bring diverse backgrounds to the subjects being discussed. I find these discussions informative and the exchange of ideas always stimulating. For me, taking an LLC course is a thoroughly pleasurable experience.” –AB, retired military officer