Your Mission is Our Mission

Driving Change in Every Community

As a nonprofit, Lifelong Learning is dedicated to empowering other nonprofits and educational organizations that work to enrich and elevate our communities. We believe that the quality of society is based on the foundational strength of communities and non-profit organizations are vital to this success.

Nonprofits are the compassionate hand that reaches out to support those individuals and groups who need it most.

Whether it’s providing food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, education for the underprivileged or healthcare for the underserved, nonprofits are at the forefront of making a tangible and lasting difference.

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OUR Core Values

We are a COMMUNITY-FOCUSED organization, embracing and exemplifying…











Stories of Resilience and Transformation

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Our Journey

Our organization’s journey began 23 years ago, rooted in a profound commitment to addressing a critical issue facing our nation: the dropout epidemic. Founders Dante Simi and Jeff Brown saw a pressing need to support students who were not getting the help they deserved. With determination and a deep belief in the power of education, they set out to make a difference.

From these humble beginnings, our company has grown significantly. Dante and Jeff’s dedication to helping students has been the driving force behind our mission. They faced and overcame numerous challenges along the way, always staying true to their goal of eliminating the obstacles that hinder student success. Their perseverance is a testament to what can be achieved through passion and commitment.

Our story is one of transformation and growth. From helping a small school expand from serving just 30 students to reaching tens of thousands, to pioneering innovative teaching methods for students needing alternatives to traditional education models, our work with educational institutions have grown in impact over the decades.

Building on our extensive experience in the educational sector, we realized that our comprehensive suite of support services could benefit a broader range of nonprofits. By helping these organizations streamline their operations, we enable them to focus their energy and resources on their core missions. Our aim is to free up their time and minds, allowing them to concentrate on making a positive impact in their communities.

Inspired by Dante and Jeff’s vision, we continue to expand our reach, solving educational and operational challenges, one community at a time.

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What Makes Us Different

Responsive and Innovative Customer Services
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Strategic Advisors

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Extensive Expertise

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Innovative Solutions

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Lifelong Learning Leadership Team

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Peter Faragia

Chief Executive Officer
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Skip Hansen

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Chad Gray

Chief Operating Officer
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Guita Sharifi

Chief Financial Officer
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Chris Hodge

Chief Academic Officer
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Nicole Perkins

Chief Human Resource Officer
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Bob Morales

Chief External Affairs Officer

Excellence in Education Support Recognized

Awards and Endorsements