My experience with The Learning Lamp began 8 years ago when I volunteered with the After School Outreach Program located in one of Johnstown's most at risk neighborhoods. The After School Outreach Program operates Mondays through Thursdays and provides homework help, activities and dinner to the children who need it most. It was such a blessing to volunteer once a week with The Learning Lamp's staff and with the children. My job took me out of the area for a few years but after moving back to Johnstown I found myself interested in a career change from retail management into the nonprofit sector. I reconnected with The Learning Lamp and began an AmeriCorps service term as the Coordinator for the Cambria County Backpack Project. The Learning Lamp is one of the Project's partner agencies and provides the donated space for the food pantry, office and supervisory support to the Cambria County Backpack Project. I recently completed my term and was offered a job as the role of Development Associate with The Learning Lamp. I work in the office where the culture is exceptional. The staff work together towards common goals and are so passionate about what they do for the organization. I have been blessed to be involved with the After School Outreach Program again and it truly has been life changing for me! It is so awesome to see real work being done to better the lives of children who would be forgotten if The Learning Lamp's programming did not exist. It is humbling to be a part of and I can honestly say that working for this nonprofit has greatly improved my life and I look forward to the future.
I work with the Learning Lamp delivering performance based drug and alcohol prevention programs to area schools, and working at their after school outreach program several days a week. The Learning Lamp is very focused on the youth of the community and their well-being both in and out of the classroom. The Learning Lamp has impacted countless lives through their spirit of selfless service. What a great organization to be a part of!
The Learning Lamp is a great organization committed to helping children and families through their many different services. Their staff and management are dedicated, knowledgeable and always willing to assist. They take the time to work with families to find the right solution that benefits your child. Your donation matters. Please consider donating today!
This organization has been an invaluable resource for my family. My daughter has benefited from day care, pre-school, after school programs and summer camps. She not only has fun but she is learning continually. She has made so many friends and I'm able to work while being confident that she is safe. Thanks Learning Lamp for all you do for our community.
My daughter attended many summer camp programs which were some of the most memorable experiences of her elementary and junior high years. In high school she struggled in a few subjects and received excellent tutoring from the Learning Lamp which did a great job in providing study skills and tools that helped her in her high school studies and beyond. As a result, she attained an academic scholarship for a Pittsburgh College and has been on the dean's list every semester. I was so impressed with the quality of the Learning Lamp programs and its contributions to our community, that I volunteered to serve on its board of directors.
Our son started in the child care program at The Learning Lamp, then went through the preschool program, and now attends the after school program. This year he started kindergarten and is excelling beyond our expectations! I am thankful to The Learning Lamp for preparing him for school and for providing him with a safe place to go after school where we know he will receive a healthy snack and homework help.
The Learning Lamp is a wonderful organization, the services they provide for the under served
children of the Johnstown and surrounding communities is amazing. The impact that they
are making in the community is noticeable. I have volunteered at the after school programs
you can see first hand that the children are really helped with homework and growing as
individuals hopefully to help create a good community for themselves and their families in
the area. It is a worth while cause to donate to for the growth of the children that attend.