Education for community is of worth developing. The objective of this study is to examine local resources that the Community Learning Center (Pusat Kegiatan Belajar Masyarakat or PKBM) can benefit from; this is to improve the competitiveness of such resources. This study was conducted in Gorontalo Province, Indonesia. The explanatory survey method was employed to explore the issue. This present study employed partial least square method to examine the interrelation among resources, strategy, and the superiority of the institution. The results reveal that the local resources measured by natural resources, human resources, and cultural resources are scarce, irreplaceable, satisfying the needs of the community education, as well as easy to organize. On the other hand, the level of the excellence of the institution is considerably high based on the absorption of graduates. The result of verification test shows that the local resources within the environment are able to improve its excellence by applying the strategy of community learning center.
Keywords : Resources, Excellence, Achievement.