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New Ulm Community Education

910 14th St N
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-8307 • Fax: 507-233-8301
Coordinator: Crystal Fleck

Welcome to New Ulm Public Schools
Community Education


Are scholarships available for youth activities?

Yes. The United Way provides scholarships to young people from age 4 to 18 whose family feels they cannot afford to have them participate. Scholarships are available up to $225 per year, and/or 80% of the activity fees and equipment costs. Just about any youth organization is eligible for youth to receive scholarships for participation in the fine arts, sports, education, etc. Applications are available at the United Way Office or at the website

How do I apply for the United Way Youth Scholarship Program?

Applications and more information are available through youth organizations in the New Ulm area and on United Way’s website at

Are there discounts for Senior Citizens?

Senior Citizens (62 and over) can receive a 10% discount on the registration fee unless otherwise stated. The discount does not apply to such classes as 55 Alive Mature Driving classes; charges for materials, books, food, computer usage fees, workshops, or any trips/tours.

What is your policy for weather related cancellations?

In the event school is called off during the day, the Community Education classes will also be canceled. If a storm develops after school has been dismissed for the day, listen to KNUJ 860 for announcements. Classes that are postponed for any reason will be made up at a later date.

Where can I find a brochure?

Brochures are inserted in the Journal and are also available in the school offices, Public Library, Chamber of Commerce, Medical Center, and area banks. Copies may also be picked up in the Community Education Office at 15 North State.

When can I register for a class?

Registrations can be made up to one week prior to the start of class. Some classes have minimum/maximum number so please register early. If a class will not be held, your fees will be returned to you. Please register in a timely manner in case materials need to be ordered.

Photographs and Video Coverage:

By registering for any Community Education offerings listed in this brochure, you acknowledge for yourself or those you are registering that photographs and audio/video filming of participants may be taken and used in promotions, publications, advertisements, education videos, and websites.

Americans With Disabilities Act Notice:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, upon request, reasonable accommodations can be provided to allow individuals with a disability to participate in Community Education programs and activities. Please call 233-8307.


Community Education reserves the right to cancel all classes with insufficient enrollment. If a class is canceled your fees will be returned to you. If you are NOT notified before class begins, assume the class is being held as scheduled.

Refunds for cancellations are given if we are notified at least five business days prior to the start of the class and for classes canceled due to insufficient enrollments. Fees paid will not be refunded if you fail to attend class for which you had registered without properly notifying the Community Education Office.

Instructors teaching for New Ulm Area Community Education are obtained because they are specialists in their fields and are interested in presenting classes in their areas of expertise to the community. Although New Ulm Area Community Education does not endorse the opinions or business affiliations of their instructors, we strive to provide a quality educational experience for all participants.

Late registrations will be accepted through the second class meeting provided the class is not filled. Class fees will remain the same for those registering late.

Those who are 62 and over that enroll in Community Education classes and activities can receive a 10% discount. This does not apply to special classes such as the Smart Driver classes charges for materials, books, food, supplies, computer usage fees or any trips/tours.

The following procedures will be followed in the event of poor weather conditions:

* If school is called off during the day, Community Education classes and activities will also be canceled.

* If a storm develops after school has been dismissed for the day, listen to KNUJ860 4 p.m. news for information on classes.

* Classes that are canceled will be made up at a later date.

We do not provide accident insurance for participants in any of its programs. Participants assume all inherent risk of injury resulting from their involvement in programs or activities outlined in this brochure.

Community Education Advisory Council

The purpose of the Community Education Advisory Council is:

  1. to recommend areas or program development according to the state guidelines,
  2. to identify and assess community education needs, interests, and concerns and recommend areas of program development to the community education director and staff,
  3. identify available or potential community resources to meet the identified needs,
  4. to expand and improve communication between community groups, agencies, municipalities, and schools and to assist in the coordination and elimination of duplication of programs and services,
  5. to promote the community education philosophy of life long learning for all ages,
  6. to recommend appropriate Community Education and Services program budgets.

Advisory Council meetings are held five times per year, September through May. Meetings are held at Washington Learning Center, Room #103 at 8:00am. Enter through door #1, go downstairs, through security door and it is the 2nd room on the Right.

Current members:

  • Lisa Bauman
  • Kari Beran
  • Sister Julie Brand
  • Dawn Brown
  • Cathy Fischer
  • Crystal Fleck
  • Sandra Junni
  • Cara Knauf
  • Sean Koster
  • Liz Malloy
  • Pete Markgraf
  • Jen Mauer
  • John Meyer
  • Janessa Palmer
  • Tim Plath
  • Sara Riess
  • Melissa Sunderman
  • Kathryn Tatnall
  • Todd Toulouse
  • Betty Uehling
  • Leah Zecate

Spring/Summer 2024 Registration will open on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, @ 7:30 am

Watch The Journal on Saturday, March 30, 2024, and The Shopper on Wednesday, April 2, 2024 for the new brochure!
Note: class details are viewable within the “Register Online” application link below.
Current Catalog | Register Online

We invite you to participate in any of the activities and classes that are offered. There are classes for people of all ages, no matter what your interest. If you would like to make a suggestion for our programs, host a class, become an advisory council member, or have any questions, please call Crystal Fleck at 507-233-8307 or send her an email.

Vision Statement
To create an environment conducive to life-long learning;
to provide diverse programming; and to be sensitive to the needs of the community

Mission Statement
Strengthening self and community through learning.


You may register for courses through several different methods.

  • Mail your printable registration form to: Community Education, 910 14th North Street, New Ulm, MN 56073
  • Register online for adult or youth enrichment programs.

You may also stop by the Washington Learning Center at 910 14th Street North in person.

Registration is completed only when fees are paid. Late registrations will be accepted through the second class meeting provided the class is not filled. Class fees will remain the same for those registering late.

Grant Information

Grant Opportunity

New Ulm Area Community Education offers a grant program for the following areas:  youth development and leadership, senior programming, after school youth programs, and adults with disabilities.  We are seeking grant applications for specific projects that support these programs.
Grant Application Deadlines: (4 times/year) August 1st, November 1st, February 1st, and May 1st.

For questions on what Community Education might fund or questions about the grant application process, please contact Dawn Brown, Community Education Director, at or Crystal Fleck, Community Education Coordinator, at or 507-233-8307.

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