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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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Eric Clark-- From Cable 13 to MTV

Eric Clark-- From Cable 13 to MTV

“It's because of The Learning Web that I'm able to say that for someone under the age of 40, I've been working in the industry for 20 years.”  That industry is Broadcast Media and the comment came from a recent interview with Learning Web alumni, Eric Clark.  Clark’s career has led him all over the country, given him access to music and screen stars, and allowed him to create media content that millions of people enjoy.   Producing a piece (that spanned 24-hours )for ABC that welcomed in the new millennium with Peter Jennings at Times Square and producing content for[...]
 

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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 Service Projects

Summer Service Projects

Yay! The community service volunteer program completed their summer projects. At the conclusion of each summer, the two groups collectively conceive a service project. Inspired[...]

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The Learning Web with Dale Schumacher in Ithaca, New York.

M&T invests in our community's homeless youth! A big thanks goes out to the M&T Bank for it's generous donation supporting our Youth Outreach independent living program. Pictured here is Joanna Dennis, Learning Web Board Treasurer and Retail Regional Manager, Vice President M&T Bank presenting M&T's donation to Learning Web Executive Director, Dale C. Schumacher. M&T's donation is truly an investment in our community's future. To learn more about our Youth Outreach Program, visit our website : www.learning-web.org/youth-outreach/
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The Learning Web added 6 new photos — with Alex Specker.

Besides being an incredible guitarist and flautist, Alex Specker is an electrical engineer who works for Vector Magnetics. Jacob Kaplan-Hall is a Learning Web apprentice, interested in electronics and engineering, who learned about soldering and wiring from his mentor, Eva, up the hill at Cornell last summer. They recently teamed up to build a pre-amp— and they did it! Alex who has been a mentor for The Learning Web in the past, thought that building a pre-amplifier would be a great way for a young person to learn about electrical engineering basics. Alex supplied all of the pre-amp components, the work-space at Vector Magnetics, all of the necessary tools, and all of the help needed to build the pre-amp. Jacob supplied interest, know-how, and hard work. The product is a fully functional pre-amplifier. Check it out at www.akitika.com/PR101.html Check out Vector Magnetics at www.vectormagnetics.com
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The Learning Web added 5 new photos — with Tony Serviente.

60,000 tiny pieces of colored glass! Can you imagine having the skill and patience to create a beautiful underwater-scape? That’s exactly what Tony Serviente and his Serviente Stained Glass Studio team do in their daily work. We visited Tony and explored his studio recently. Tony discussed how he got into the stained glass business, how the industry has changed over the years, & everything about the stained glass process. We also learned how he has developed new ways to create art from sheets of glass. What a treat it was to see all of the beautiful pieces that were being created! To find out more about Tony’s work, visit www.servienteglassstudios.com
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Did you hear it? Learning Web youth pitched the Learning Web on the Cayuga Radio Group’s stations recently. Not only did these future communications professionals meet their favorite DJ’s, tour the studios, and hear all about how to run a radio station, they actually got in front of the mic with DJ Lee Rayburn and recorded a Public Service Announcement for The Learning Web! The group toured the exciting CRG facility, its 9 different stations, and learned about their radio advertising business from Connie Fairfax-Ozmun, Director of Marketing and Promotions. The group had a chance to meet and ask questions from their favorite DJ’s, Gabe & Nicki from Z95.5. We were fascinated by so much that goes on behind the scenes of every radio station. Many of us never realized that without selling advertising, the radio stations wouldn’t be able to survive. So keep your ears focused when you listen to the CRG’s stations — you might just hear some future DJ’s talking about The LW! Check out the Cayuga Radio Group at www.cyradiogroup.com
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Explorations continued for LW youth considering careers in engineering. Our visit to Taitem Engineering showed us the amazing breadth that the field of engineering has to offer. Under their solar-paneled roof are engineers whose consulting services include the areas of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural engineering, commissioning, LEED, energy modeling, sustainability consulting, energy studies, energy research, and specialty contracting services including solar PV installation and Aeroseal duct sealing. Whew, that is a mouthful! Taitem walks their talk too. Their offices are in one of the few LEED Platinum certified buildings in Ithaca. This means Taitem takes into consideration things like having their employees bike to work, installing solar panels on the roof to generate electricity and having a bathroom that recycles water from the sink to the toilet in order to maximize their sustainability efforts. Thanks to Taitem for hosting us and inspiring future engineers! Find out more about Taitem at www.taitem.com
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