Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre (ESNLC) has provided services to the local community for 30 years. The centre is among other things a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) conducting accredited and non- accredited vocational training. Literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL) and various levels of computer training are our strengths. Whilst we rely on individuals to take up our services we also work in partnership with local employment and social support organisations to develop learning programs that work toward building community resilience and social capital. Learning demonstrably improves people’s life chances, mental health and positive community engagement.