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Quotes from Newspaper Articles about Training Programs
Produced by Charles Betterton and CENTER SPACE

 “When we brought Les Brown here last fall, no one knew what to expect,” said CAN DO! President Gary Moore. “The organization was prepared to take a loss of $10,000 just to start bringing a positive message to our community.” Instead they made a profit. And they made a plan: to bring every major motivational speaker to the area until Kankakee becomes known as a Mecca of Motivation. “Our mission is to make a positive difference . . .  to help people resolve their problems and look at the positive side of life “ said Moore.

Walter Charlton, retired entrepreneur and active philanthropist who cofounded CAN DO! “We hope that by bringing top motivational speakers here, we will create a more positive attitude to help residents realize this is a good place to live.”

“Through the vision and expertise of Charles Betterton, president of CENTER SPACE, we created CAN DO! as an example to help other communities learn how to produce these types of events while retaining the income they generate for community benefit,” Charlton said. CENTER SPACE’s mission is to foster spiritual, personal and community empowerment, partly by providing expanded access to state-of-the-art development training programs that are usually marketed to a small percentage of the population.

The members of the CAN DO! Steering Committee which produced the recent events with Les Brown and Dr. John Bowling, have declared their first event a success and they have decided to continue with their efforts. The CAN DO! Mission statement includes five major points:

1. Foster community unity and multicultural understanding.
2. Promote positive thinking within and about Kankakee County.
3. Foster personal, organizational and community development and empowerment.
4. Provide expanded access to development training programs.
5. Generate funds for worthwhile community service projects.

According to Walter J. Charlton, President of the Kankakee County Community Development Corporation that Charles Betterton had founded before he served as Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of Kankakee, said the first CAN DO! Events exceeded their expectations. “Our initial goals were to have 5 sponsors, five co-sponsors, 200 workshop participants and 1,000 seminar participants.

We actually had 10 sponsors, 10 co-sponsors, 350 people for the workshops and about 1,400 for the seminar. Even though we provided full or partial scholarships to over 200 students, we still generated approximately $12,000 in net profits for the events. These funds will be used to support the KCDC and provide seed money for future training programs.”

More details are available at

Success Center Partnership

Resources for Spiritual and Community Empowerment

The NASSAU GUARDIAN, Thursday, February 5, 1999

Arleen Schmaltz and Charles Betterton, co-founders of Center Space (the Centre for Spiritual, Personal and Community Empowerment) and the University for Successful Living, are conducting several workshops in The Bahamas during the week of February 5 - 12. They are visit­ing the country to explore possible sites and meet with potential  co-creators of a Center Space facility in The Bahamas.

On Sunday, February 8, Ms Schmaltz will be speaking at Unity Church of The Bahamas morning Service. That evening Arleen and Charles will facilitate their work- shop on Partnership Agreement With the Lord, also· at Unity Church from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will also facilitate the work­shop “Developing Spiritually Centered New Year's Resolutions” - February 10th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Unity Church, East Avenue, Centerville (one building north of Centerville food store).

Ms. Schmaltz is a Licensed Unity Teacher, a Lay Minister and Acting Associate Pastor at Unity Church of Anderson, Indiana. She also serves as the Project Coordinator for EAGLES, a Limited Liability Company involved in Empowerment, Achievement, Growth, Leadership, Enlightenment and Success, Arleen. has created a number of spiritually oriented seminars and workshops, two meditation and relaxation tapes, and she is currently working on her first book, Getting To Know You! Arleen is a member of the USL speakers association and a gradu­ate of Toastmasters International.

Charles Betterton, co-founder and President of Center Space and the University for Successful Living has over twenty-five years of  administrative experience in community, organizational and economic.. development including twelve years with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development· and ten years as Executive Director of non-profit organizations involved in spiritu­al, personal, organizational and community development. He has a Masters degree in Community Economic Development and is the author of Personal and Professional Success Techniques Seminar, Motivision: 21 Steps to Successful Living, The Ultimate Life Empowerment Planning System, and Developing a Partnership Agreement with the Lord. 

The shared mission statement for Center Space, the University for Successful Living and EAGLES is to help individuals, families, organizations and communities to realize more of their God-given potential by helping them see, believe and achieve all they can be, do and have.

This spiritual, personal, organizational and community empowerment is fostered through an inter­national network of locally initiated programs and facilities designed to provide whatever type and level of resources are determined to be most  appropriate for local situations.

Charles and Arleen will be meeting with individuals and organizations who are interested in exploring how these resources for spiritual, personal and community development and empowerment might be provided through a Center for Successful Living in the Bahamas.  

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