LW and Ukuleles Heal the World on 207!

LearningWorks AfterSchoolLW in the NewsSummer Programs
January 01, 1970

LearningWorks AfterSchool and Summer partner, Ukuleles Heal the World, was profiled on News Center Maine’s 207 segment on July 23rd.  Find the link below to watch our Presumpscot School students learning to play their instruments! Here is an excerpt from the story: “Convinced that the ukulele was a perfect way to connect kids to music […]

LearningWorks Receives Aim High AmeriCorps Grant

AIMS HIGH AmeriCorpsLW in the News
January 01, 1970

Maine will receive $2.8 million in federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, Maine’s two U.S. senators announced on Monday. The grants will support 249 AmeriCorps members serving five organizations including the Maine Conservation Corps in Augusta and LearningWorks in Portland, which provides free community-based education programs throughout southern Maine. “For more […]

YBA Students Take Home Trophies at the 2018 Career Development Conference

High School DropoutsLW in the NewsYouth Building Alternatives
March 28, 2018

On March 28, 2018 students from our Youth Building Alternatives program attended JMG’s annual Career Development Conference at Thomas College. They joined more than 500 seniors and juniors from across the state to compete in areas like job preparedness, teamwork, and leadership. We’re so proud to announce that our students won several trophies, including multiple 2nd […]

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 […]

LearningWorks Marks a Half Century of Helping Kids

LW EventsLW in the News
January 01, 1970

At LearningWorks’ 50th Anniversary Bash in November 2017, the Portland Press Herald’s Scene and Heard Columnists were on hand to capture the merriment! Click here to read their story.

“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.

“Portland organization celebrates 50 years of helping those on the margins.”

LW in the News
May 17, 2017

FORECASTER: LearningWorks, which started out as a grassroots neighborhood advocacy group 50 years ago, has grown into an organization dedicated to helping young people on the margins reach their full potential.