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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2018 Newsletter & Annual Appeal

2018 Newsletter & Annual Appeal

Dear Friends of the Web: We are very grateful for your friendship. Your support allows hundreds of young people to explore their talents and develop the independence to become successful adults. Your generosity enables us to connect them with mentors, housing, employment, and educational opportunities leading to greater self-sufficiency.  Some of these connections and their impact are highlighted in the 2018 Newsletter. From the connections made due to personal hardships, like those faced by Jared or through career exploration and mentorship, such as Juan – each are powerful in their own way. [...]

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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.[...]
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 Web11 hours ago

Learning Web participants! Come on down to Youth Outreach on Wednesday and hear about the exciting new mural project with @ithacamurals and staff! Followed by an optional mural walk and brainstorming session—YOU can help us decide how to represent our community with a great new mural by @sam.meyerson see you there!!!
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#mural #learningbydoing #learningweb #youthdevelopment #ithaca #community #art #streetart

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The Learning Web6 days ago

Thanks to funding from Tompkins County Youth Services, Ithaca City Treatment Courts, and the @unitedwaytompkins T. Merrell Shiperd Fund, at-risk youth who live with a parent or guardian now have access to preventative services to keep them on the path to a healthy adulthood through our expanded Life Skills program! #youthdevelopment #homelessprevention #lifeskills #learningbydoing #firstapartment #peersupport #bestyouthworkersintown #takingrefferals