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Review for The Learning Lamp, Inc, Johnstown, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Volunteer