Learning Networks Foundation emerged in 1972 as Rivendell, a residential rehabilitation school in New Hampshire for delinquent and at-risk teenagers.In 1994 the name was changed to Leaning Networks Foundation and now we work with youth and adults in both New Hampshire and the USVI.LNF is fully certified to do business in the U. S. Virgin Islands.
From 1994-1996 Learning Networks Foundation partnered with Computer Learning Systems to provide distance education in the USVI, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire.We provided an intranet work with secure on-line access to degree-granting Colleges and Universities.We supported over 30 installations including labs at Golden Grove Correctional Facility, the Boys and Girls Clubs and numerous Housing Authorities in the USVI.Total college enrollment for a semester averaged 250-300 Pell Qualified students.
The LNF outreach to the underserved and incarcerated continues.In 2004 a contract was entered into with the Department of Justice of the USVI to provide consulting services for the US government funded “Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Program”.This contract and a subsequent contract to provide community services was successfully completed in 2006.
RECENT AND CURRENT LNF PROJECTS:
Since 2003 LNF has several projects funded by USVI Human Services and USVI Law Enforcement and Planning Commission.These exciting programs have included teaching children through music and environmental activities the value of their history, culture and future.Among the programs offered are SeaCamp and Summer Youth Programs.We have also worked with other organizations including Calypso, Inc and in 2008 helped that program achieve Federal Government non-profit status.