Community Education


Detroit Lakes Community Education provides lifelong learning opportunities for all ages in our community! 

Please browse our offerings to see the wide range of options available. Then, we invite you to join us for a Community Education class or activity. Develop a talent, learn a new skill, or try something different—you'll be glad you did!

Mission Statement

Through collaborative efforts, Detroit Lakes Community Education’s focus is to enhance the quality of life of all community members by providing lifelong learning opportunities.


Community Education is a department of each school district in the state of Minnesota. This statewide, school-based network connects local people and resources to improve schools and communities. Community  Education provides quality programs to learners of all ages and abilities: infants and preschoolers, school-aged children, adults and seniors. Community Education has a long-practiced philosophy of citizen and community engagement and collaborative partnerships, key components in connecting the schools and the community. 


Office Location*

Lincoln Education Center
204 Willow St. E, Detroit Lakes

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Contact Information

Andrew Lesch
Andrew Lesch
Community Education Director
218-847-4418, ext. 6101
Carrie Cornwell photo
Carrie Cornwell
Community Education  
Administrative Assistant
218-847-4418, ext. 6102