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Learning Is For Everyone Inc

Rating: 4.03 stars   32 reviews 2,883

Nonprofit Issues:

Civil Rights, Education

Address:

2109 E Palm Ave Tampa FL 33605 USA

Mission:

LI4E works to support innovation in the community.

Results:

LIFE continues to provide real time, hands on learning opportunities in Tampa Bay.. Our accomplishments to date include: *Leading development of the Community Innovation Center in Tampa Bay *Hosting ROBOCON Tampa Bay, the area's first K-12 FIRST robotics showcase, college & career expo for FIRST students and the general public

Target demographics:

our community

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 400 people statewide.

Geographic areas served:

Tampa Bay area, Florida, and nationwide

Programs:

The Community Innovation Center

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http://www.LI4E.org

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Dead in the water. Surprised this listing hasn't been removed yet. It's inaccurate, misleading and, as such, a perfect representation of the individuals who took it over and ran it into the ground.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This nonprofit is history. Apparently there was some sort of hostile takeover and the founding board members which supported the original mission left. Then the new board fumbled the ball, and the rest, as they say, is history.

 
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I was recently telling an associate about this organization, which had been promoting a community innovation center effort about a year ago. When I searched on the company name, to get the info to send along, this Great Nonprofits listing came up, but the company itself appears to be gone. In looking over the comments from the last year or so, I'm surprised the organizational listing still shows as 4+ stars, let alone even remains on the Great Nonprofits site. Now I wonder what other listings are outdated and incorrect.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

This company does not appear to exist anymore. There's no website or resources or anything.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

This nonprofit appears to no longer exist. Their website is gone, and they appear to offer no services or support in any of the categories they identify as areas of service.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I have known this organization for many years and it was a helpful resource. However, recently, the website has been removed, and it's even difficult to contact people affiliated with the organization. I know there were new board members, and several key leaders in the organization have departed - apparently taking the talents and ideas behind the organization with them, leaving what seems to me to be a shell organization! The current people seem to have no clear mission, and have disconnected themselves from the community that was historically served by this organization. Very sad to see a once helpful, thriving non-profit dedicated to promoting a variety of educational methods no longer there!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I *had* been a client served,but when I went to look for resources at the website, it's gone. The Facebook page, which I had found very helpful and interesting over the last few years, has disappeared as well, and there was some unfavorable press in the local newspaper about the organization recently. I'm disappointed, since LI4E had been such a nice resource for informal ed and good tech and science news.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Somewhat badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

In a surprising turn around this once open, creative and highly collaborative nonprofit has become closed and insular, adopting a top down administrative model that through micromanagement and attrition has effectively cut off communications within the community and with program partners. Additionally, there are now serious potential conflict of interest concerns with a too close affiliation between the nonprofit and a for profit venture from whose offices the nonprofit now operates. Sadly, I urge caution to potential partners and constituents, and certainly to donors.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Urge board members to revisit the mission and vision of the organization, as well as their conflict of interest statement, and honestly evaluate whether their new business model is complimentary to or compliant with either. The "Curiosity Driven Life" cannot thrive in a closed environment.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've worked with this program for four years and I really enjoyed every bit of it. Learning Is For Everyone is a great organization all together.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have it in more places

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

LI4E provides opportunities for individuals of all experience levels and backgrounds to explore the world and stretch their imaginations in a tangible and real-life applicable manner. By collaborating with other organizations, LI4E brings the best that others have offered together to offer students in Tampa Bay and beyond the benefit of years of experience from teachers/mentors all over the world!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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