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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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Welcoming Our New Executive Director!

Welcoming Our New Executive Director!

Dale Schumacher has served as the Learning Web’s executive director for over a dozen years, building the program’s reach and supporting thousands of Ithaca’s youth. Dale has officially retired and handed the reigns over to Neoma Mullens. Mullens holds an undergraduate and master’s degree from Cornell University and has worked at Cornell for over fifteen years in various positions, most recently as the interim director of student services in the Hotel School within the SC Johnson College of Business. "I am thrilled to join the Learning Web, which has an extensive history of positive youth development in our community,” said Mullens.[...]

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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[...]
Larry Farbman Retires from The Learning Web

Larry Farbman Retires from The Learning Web

Larry Farbman and Youth Outreach of The Learning Web have been connected for 26 years. Larry Farbman came to Youth Outreach with a background in special[...]

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The Learning Web

The Learning Web has been working with Tompkins County youth since 1972, helping them make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. Assisting over 12,000 youth—3,500 of these homeless youth—our programs enable a diverse group of young people to participate in a range of services that include apprenticeships, employment and life skills training, as well as in a supervised housing program for homeless youth. Through these programs, our participants have developed valuable skills that support them as they find their place in today’s complex world.
The Learning Web is a United Way agency
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The Learning Web added 2 new photos.2 weeks ago

Please welcome Bevi Wallenstein to The Learning Web! Bevi joins us as a Youth Exploration Program Coordinator serving youth in the Joint Youth Commission area of the county. A life-long resident of our county, Bevi has a great network of community contacts to bring to her work. Bevi is a Cornell grad and is the founder of Girls Mean Business, an organization where girls can learn about business in a fun environment; hear from successful female entrepreneurs and connect with other like-minded young women.
Middle and high school-aged youth can contact Bevi to participate in Learning Web programs–to explore their interests, gain new skills, and contribute to our community. Young people participate in community & career exploration tours, apprenticeships under the one-to-one guidance of adult mentors, and community service projects. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.learning-web.org or call Bevi at 275-0122

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The Learning Web4 weeks ago

Young people who have faced issues around homelessness and housing are adding their voices to community conversations through the Youth Action Board at our Youth Outreach program. Great meeting!