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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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You're looking at a group of motivated young people working hard to make a positive impact on their community. This week participants of the Volunteer Community Service Program put their effort into creating their own community service project. Stay tuned to find out how you can get involved! ... See MoreSee Less

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Participants in the Summer Volunteer Community Service Program worked through the heat, rain, and humidity this week to help out the plant and animal members of our community. From pulling weeds and digging up garlic at the Ithaca Children's Garden, to cleaning and spreading fresh mulch in the animal enclosures at the Cayuga Nature Center, this group made a truly positive impact in our community.
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Team challenges, helping out the Museum of the Earth with fossil exhibits, more team building, and having fun during a "cookie face race" were all aspects of the first week of this summer's Volunteer Community Service Program's. The young people in this program are looking forward to a great summer of service projects and making positive community connections!
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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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