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 Web1 week ago

Thanks to our supplies angel for another drop off of food and personal supplies for our homeless youth program! Dave pops by monthly carrying bags of groceries for Youth Outreach. His quiet support means a lot to us and the young people we serve!

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The Learning Web4 weeks ago

Considering an end of year charitable donation? Our programs provide critical support for local youth learning to become adults. No amount is too small to make a difference! www.givegab.com/campaigns/buildingrelationships #givelocal #everydolllarhelps #youthdevelopment