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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2021 Giving is Gorges

2021 Giving is Gorges

  Giving is Gorges - Support Tompkins County Youth Donate Now The Learning Web is proud to participate in GiveGab’s Giving is Gorges campaign this year. Like most nonprofits, the Learning Web’s funding has been impacted by the pandemic. Now more than ever we’re relying on the generosity of our individual donors. We’re grateful to GiveGab for providing Tompkins County nonprofits with the opportunity to participate in a localized giving day. With a strong 49-year history, the Learning Web has supported thousands of youths with life skills, job skills, and affordable housing. Investing in our youth is an investment in our community's future. We[...]

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ILS5 Findings

ILS5 Findings

The 2019 Independent Living Survey (ILS5) is an innovative participatory research model that engages formerly homeless Learning Web Youth Outreach Program participants as research assistants[...]
Animal Biologist in the Works

Animal Biologist in the Works

17 year old Meika Johnson, pictured left, with Patch, the ball python, is literally wrapped up in her apprenticeship at the Free Science Workshop[...]

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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 is at Ithaca Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Ithaca Waste Water Treatment Plant
Ed from the City of Ithaca Department of Public Works Wastewater Treatment Plant gave an amazing hands-on career tour with a participant from our Youth Exploration Program (YEP). We are grateful to have such wonderful community partners like Ed who volunteer their time to engage with our youth! City of Ithaca, New York
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Do you work with our Life Skills Program? If you’re interested in having your credit check done please let your case manager know. The Life Skills Program will be teaming up with Kim Ritter @alternativesfcu November 9, 2021 for our Annual Credit Check Session. Your financial future is important! 💰🏦💳