Lee Urban

50 StoriesLearningWorks AfterSchool
January 01, 1970

Three years ago, Lee Urban – a former lawyer and elementary school teacher – decided that he wanted to spread the joy that he feels when playing the ukulele.  He saw the potential for the instrument to do good in his community.  He formed the non-profit Ukuleles Heal the World and, through a common connection, […]

Kelly McConnell

50 StoriesLearningWorks AfterSchool
January 01, 1970

We were fortunate to join forces with Kelly McConnell in 2011 through a collaborative partnership between the Maine College’s of Art’s (MECA) Masters of Arts in Teaching program and our LearningWorks Afterschool program for elementary school students. Kelly is currently the Director of Art Education Outreach and an Associate Professor at MECA. Her work involves […]

LearningWorks Afterschool Students Learn the Joy of Ukulele at Riverton Elementary

LearningWorks AfterSchoolLW in the NewsSummer Programs
February 26, 2018

The Portland Press Herald published a wonderful feature on LearningWorks’ collaboration with Lee Urban’s Ukuleles Heal the World program which brings free music lessons to elementary school students in our afterschool program. “As much as he loves playing ukulele with other adults, Urban wanted to involve more children from the community. After leaving his job […]

Missouri Alice Williams

50 StoriesLearningWorks AfterSchool
September 24, 2017

When Missouri was a kindergartner at Reiche Elementary, she participated in a LearningWorks summer Story Camp for six weeks. She struggled with comprehension, but being able to participate in one of our free literacy programs helped her get the best possible start in school.

David Tucker and Sebastian

50 StoriesLearningWorks AfterSchoolVolunteer
September 01, 2017

Texas Instruments employee David Tucker volunteers in our LearningWorks Afterschool (LWAS) program two afternoons each month. “I am privileged to help young students begin to reveal their potential as creative problem solvers,” he says.

“LearningWorks awarded grants for after-school programs in Portland and Biddeford.”

LearningWorks AfterSchoolLW in the News
June 10, 2017

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD: LearningWorks has received grants totaling nearly $1.5 million over three years to support after-school and summer learning programs in Portland and Biddeford.