About Us

Smart Towns:  A new, smart way to learn!

  • Smart Towns is a lifelong learning program for everyone in the community led by educational organizations in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township, Michigan. The Smart Towns ‘partners’ work together to provide a unique series of programs exploring one theme or topic for one year. Lectures, presentations and courses introduce the participants to all aspects of the topic and are presented by experts in their respective fields of study.

  • The Smart Towns programs are offered from January - November at all partner locations: Ascension Crittenton Hospital, Meadow Brook Hall, Oakland University, Rochester College, Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, and Rochester Hills Public Library.

  • Agents of Change: A person or thing that encourages people to change their behavior or opinions. The atomic bomb, Amazon.com, World Wars I & II, Mozart, Dr. Jonas Salk, the printing press, global climate change, Sheryl Sandberg, electricity, the Beatles, the internet, Martin Luther King, airplanes, genetic research, Henry Ford, and Shakespeare are examples of agents of change. Each agent of change impacts our culture, society, health, and often our very existence.