Exciting News

More on the Technology Funding Grant!
 On October 27 members of staff attended the 40th Anniversary Gala for the Greater Saint John Community Foundation.  Now that we've officially received the grant we're hard at work coming up with innovative ways to integrate technology into our programming.


Technology Funding Grant for the Learning Exchange!
 We're excited to announce that  the Learning Exchange is the recipient of the Community Foundation's 2016 Anniversary Grant!!  We will be presented with the grant of $40,000 at their 40th Anniversary Gala on October 27.  Stay tuned until after then to find out more about what we're planning to do with the grant that will help us bring technology into the classrooms in new and innovative ways!



It's official!  The Learning Exchange is moving to our new home at 139 Prince Edward St on September 1, 2016.  Classes are back in session on September 12.  Our phone number is still the same.  

Come visit us in this exciting new space!

 


Donors, Future Tenants and the Mayor Tour the Social Enterprise Hub

Thanks 97.3 The Wave for the covering our Social Enterprise Hub Tour !
You can read more here http://www.thewave.ca/news/1385204188/donors-future-tenants-and-mayor-tour-social-enterprise-hub






Funding Received for Stone Soup Catering & Express Cafe!




BIG Thanks to The Greater Saint John Community Foundation for supporting Stone Soup's School Food Program! We are proud of all the great work being done in our community and of our Community Foundation! A special congrats goes out to our partners, YMCA of Greater Saint John and The Boys and Girls Club of Saint John who also received funding from The Foundation!


Voila! Essentials has launched!


After over a year in development we're very excited to announce that our line of natural cleaning products Voila! Essentials is available for purchase at the Feel Good Store on Germain St! The products are safe for children and pets, highly effective and they smell great!

New Social Enterprise Announced


The Saint  John Learning Exchange is excited to announce Stone Soup Catering & Express Cafe, located inside the new YMCA.


Funding Secured for Social Enterprise Hub!

The Learning Exchange is thrilled to be a partner in the new Social Enterprise Hub.  We have worked very hard at securing the funding and thanks to this last piece from ACOA we are now ready to start the build.  Let the countdown begin!





WorkLinks- Our Theory of Change

 

Thanks to Melanie Hientz, with Living SJ for assisting us in putting the exceptional work we do in one impressive Theory of Change diagram.


The expansion of WorkLinks has short and long term impact for our community with the ultimate goal of sustainable employment that reduces poverty.




Building tomorrow's workforce from the ground up- Telegraph Journal March 2,2015

Workforce development – it’s a topic that surfaces in nearly every economic development conversation and one which hounds private sector and post-secondary stakeholders alike.

Figuring out the formula between available jobs  and the recruitment and retention of talent is as elusive as it is frustrating. Word on the street is “there are no jobs,” but meanwhile bilingual positions are going unfilled and certain IT and skilled-trade employers can’t find qualified workers. And so discussion churns on about our region’s “skills gap.”  Read full article here




The Learning Exchange Celebrates 30 Years!


 2014 marks the 30th Anniversary of The Learning Exchange. We have evolved tremendously over that time but have stayed true to our mission of meeting the community's needs with holistic and innovative solutions. While our primary focus is helping you meet your academic and employment goals, we are also committed to making our neighborhood a better place to call home. Check out this short video to see how we decided to celebrate!


A HUGE thank you to our sponsors and supporters: Thank you to our sponsors: The Waterloo Neighborhood Association, Courtney Bay Tenancy Association, Tzigane Caddell, Nate Guimond, EY, Innovatia, UNB Saint John, Atlantic Superstore, United Way, Chang Taekwondo, City of Saint John, NBCC, and KPMG .. Without your help this would not have been possible!