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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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The Learning Web added 5 new photos.

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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Do you know a middle school student looking for a great way to get involved in the community this summer? Learn more about The Learning Web's Summer Volunteer Community Service Program by contacting Isaac at isaac@learning-web.org!
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The Learning Web added 4 new photos — with John Lyon Paul.

Young artists in the making were inspired by their visit to John Lyon Paul’s studio where they experienced his paintings and his sculptures and his creativity and his wisdom! John Lyon Paul began to make art in the 70’s. Entirely self-taught, and the master of many materials, John spends about equal time painting and sculpting in the solitude of the studio he built at the end of a dead-end road in the hills near Ithaca. Our young artists took in his unique perspective on life as an artist and we send him a big thanks for sharing his gift with us! You can check out his work by visiting www.johnlyonpaul.com
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Gina Mason, from Locally Sourced Science on WRFI, interviews a Learning Web participant about his experience during his apprenticeship at Cornel's BABY Lab. Be sure to tune in to the program on Sundays at 5! #Locallysourcedscience #IthacaLearningWeb #BABYLab #apprenticeship #learningbydoing ... See MoreSee Less

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A Youth Outreach participant receives her certificate for successfully completing the Parenting Skills Workshop. This course helps new and expecting parents learn about ages and stages and the five basic skills of parenting. #IthacaLearningWeb #parenting #youthoutreach #agesandstages #learningbydoing ... See MoreSee Less

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