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The Learning Web

Young people—adolescents and young adults—are The Learning Web’s reason for being. Assisting them on their journey to adulthood is our mission. Our program foundation is the community-based, mentor-apprentice/ hands-on learning experience — a model that connects young people with adults, sparks a passion, helps youth learn life skills and envision a rich future; all helping youth evolve into engaged citizens who value themselves and their community. Learn more about our programs

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Schumacher Retires as Executive Director

Schumacher Retires as Executive Director

After 12 years in his second career, Dale C. Schumacher is retiring again!  Schumacher has served as the Executive Director of The Learning Web since November 2005. Schumacher will be leaving a significant legacy.  He led the agency through a period of major organizational growth that had its most visible expression in the establishment of a permanent home at 515 West Seneca Street—the result of a successful capital campaign led by Schumacher in 2010.  Less visible, but much more important to the youth of Tompkins County, were two programs that the Web established in 2008: the Youth Outreach Housing Scholarship Program,[...]

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Meet Our Board of Directors!

Meet Our Board of Directors!

Though the snacks served at our Board meetings are legendary, it is more than snacks that attract talented local folks to serve on our agency’s[...]
Summer Community Service 2017 is Taking Applications!

Summer Community Service 2017 is Taking Applications!

Are you a middle schooler who lives in the Towns of Ithaca or Caroline or in the Villages of Lansing or Cayuga Heights? Are you interested[...]

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DEC Environmental Conservation Officers met with a Youth Exploration Program participant and shared with him what it takes to work in that field. Learning Web career exploration tours like this are a great way to learn about the variety of jobs in our community. #IthacaLearningWeb #learningbydoing #careerexploration #conservationofficer #environmentalconservation ... See MoreSee Less

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Strikes and spares was the name of the game for our Youth Outreach participants recently as they joined staff for a fun evening of bowling and pizza at the Bowl-O-Drome!
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Gary, the Yorkshire terrier, got a lot of love from Learning Web youth recently! Gary was the spokespup for Karina Bagdonavicius, co-owner of IthaPaws, a full-service grooming salon. Learning Web participants interested in animal care got an in-depth look at what the field of dog grooming is all about. Karina showed the students all of the tools used for grooming her canine clients. She encouraged students wanting to work with animals to get involved in many ways— dog sitting, dog walking, and cleaning kennels are ways she got experience when she was young. We were impressed with her philosophy of being very gentle with all of the dogs that she grooms. She takes her time and talks to the dogs to let them know what she’s doing so they won’t be afraid. Karina is also a dog trainer and she had Gary do some cool tricksfor us and she discussed the different types of training methods. The students learned a lot and got a chance to hold and pet Gary. Oh, by the way, Gary had a wonderful time too! To learn more about Ithapaws, visit them on the web at www.ithapawspups.com
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Do you know a motivated and enthusiastic college student who would like to intern with our Volunteer Community Service Program this summer?
This is a wonderful opportunity for those who wish to gain experience working with youth on a direct basis, and explore what it really means to work for a non-profit organization.
The Youth Worker Intern will work directly with our staff, assisting them in developing and carrying out a community service program geared towards middle school youth in Tompkins County. The program combines fun activities that educate youth about community, national, and global issues with a variety of opportunities for participants to give back to the community.
Check out the Internship job description for the details-- find it on our website at www.learning-web.org/publications/ or call Isaac at The Learning Web, 275-0122
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The reality of being a lawyer is a far cry from the image of the lawyers we see on Law & Order and The Good Wife. That was the message our aspiring lawyers heard when they met Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Beth Lyon. Recently, Learning Web participants toured Cornell’s Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic, the Cornell Law Library and the Moot Court Room with Beth. She discussed her passion for law and the path she took into the legal field as well as the different career paths one can take within the field of law. Participants met with law school students in the clinic who were working amidst piles of paper. Asked about their experience studying to become a lawyer, the law students said they came from many different undergrad fields and were entering the profession to help people, not to just make money. It was an eye-opening and inspiring visit and we thank Beth and her colleagues at the Farm Workers Clinic!
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