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The Abraham Lincoln Center for Character Development is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is “to provide character development training, measurement  and evaluation services and community coalition-building support to schools, businesses, families, communities and other organizations throughout the state of Illinois and beyond."

c/o DuPage Regional Office of Education
421 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: (630) 302-2136

Email: info or kfisher @ this website (you can figure it out)

Lincoln Center for Character Acquired by Lincoln College in Lincoln, IL

As of July 1, 2016, The Abraham Lincoln Center for Character Development is now part of the Lincoln Heritage Museum in Lincoln, IL. After 13 years as an independent not-for-profit, our Board of Directors decided to look for another organization to continue and expand the Lincoln Center's operations. After an RFP process, Lincoln College was selected to take over the Center. The transition will be led by Ron Keller, Associate Professor of History at Lincoln College and Tom McLaughlin, Director of the Museum. Ken Fisher, founder and Executive Director has retired. Visit Lincoln Heritage Museum for more information.

Director Presents at DuPage County (IL) "STEP UP" Parenting Event

Ken Fisher spoke on Raising Kids With Character as the Keynote Speaker at the "STEP UP" middle school parents' event on Saturday, October 5 at the College of DuPage Student Resource Center. The program, sponsored by the COD, DuPage Workforce Board, and the DuPage ROE had over 200 parents in attendance. To download Ken's PowerPoint presentation, click here

Spielberg's Lincoln movie spawns a "What Would Lincoln Do?" presentation at local High School

On December 5, 2012, Ken Fisher gave a presentation and led a discussion at Twin Peaks Charter Academy in Longmont, CO on the character virtues of Abraham Lincoln and how they still apply today. Current issues and the recent movie on part of the life of Lincoln added to the relevance of the discussion which focused on Lincoln's virtues list above.

First Character Education Practitioner Certificate is awarded in Singapore

In mid-January, Grace Yong Fui Han was awarded the first ever Certificate for successful completion of the requirements for the designation of Character Education Practitioner. Read more...

The Lincoln Center endorsed the Lincoln College (IL) workshop for teachers based on Lincoln's character

June 18-21, 2012 at the Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincoln, IL

This 3½-day seminar combined on-site visits, activities, and stimulating discussion to provide teachers with a deeper awareness of Lincoln, the changing times in which he lived, and how he helped move the nation ahead. Participants were exposed to primary source materials and knowledge, and were encouraged to produce an activity for use in their own classrooms. Visit for detailed information.



The Lincoln Center is the Certification agent for the Character Institute of Singapore. Since 2004, the Character Institute of Singapore has been offering professional development courses in the area of character education for teachers in Singapore and other parts of Asia. The Institute has begun offering the Practitioner Certificate for Character Education, presented by The Lincoln Center.. Read more...

The Lincoln Center is now providing support to IEE's new program: Power2Achieve.

The Lincoln Center has been working with the not-for-profit Institute for Excellence and Ethics (NY) to support the distribution and field training of a new program for Middle and High Schools. See for more information.

DuPage Character Development Coalition is no longer meeting regularly. More...

Character@Work one day workshops to be held as the need demands. The session of Character@Work will be schedule based on demand. Read More...         To register, click here.

Charmm'd Foundation North Shore team project brings CE and SEL together in schools and communities on Chicago's North Shore. In it's third year of operation, this project is making great strides in schools and communities. See the Charmm'd Foundation website for more information.

DuPage Character Business Network strives to improve character in small business. The DuPage Character Business Network scaled back in 2010. Ray Benedetto of GuideStar Consulting (ray "at" continues as the Chairman and the Network is actively seeking more businesses to join for networking and Character@Work training sessions.

The Lincoln Center continues scaled back operations. Since mid-2007, the Lincoln Center has been operating with an all volunteer staff and Board. Funding comes from donations and training program offerings. The work continues through our various partnerships and programs and is primarily focused in Illinois and Colorado. Read more...


CEP Character Counts


None at the present - could you be one???


Character Counts

4th and 5th Rs

Regional office of Education





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