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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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Looking beyond crisis. Though young people in our Youth Outreach Program struggle with stable housing and meeting even their most basic needs, they also have hopes and dreams like any other young person. Recently, several participants spent time visioning their futures by creating collages. One young person agreed to share her “vision board” with our Facebook community. Check it out! To learn more about our Youth Outreach Program and its services available to homeless youth, visit us on the web at www.learning-web.org/youth-outreach/ ... See MoreSee Less

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A jet propulsion project that uses water as a fuel source? Checking this project out was just one part of a fascinating tour with Mason Peck of Cornell’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Labs. Three Learning Web youth interested in aerospace engineering got a bird’s eye view of the lab’s research projects. From seeing where parts are milled and 3-D printed; hearing about the Violet Satellite where onboard gyroscopes help maneuver the spacecraft; talking with Cornell University students about how they use CAD programs to design and troubleshoot satellites prior to constructing them; to learning about a spacecraft that uses magnets to pick up extraterrestrial samples without contaminating them, these students soaked up the information. Throughout the tour the young people asked great questions and showed passionate interest in the topics being shared. They were left with advice on how to pursue a career in aerospace and mechanical engineering and a great contact in the field. To learn more about Mason peck’s Research lab, visit: www.spacecraftresearch.com/blog/
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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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