Staff Spotlight: Vanessa Calzada

Calzada Staff Photo

Vanessa is our lead guide on campus. She leads with quiet confidence and is deeply connected to the success and happiness of our learners. Vanessa is a master at using academic strategies to help learners succeed in their coursework and learning goals. Vanessa will be co-designing passion projects with learners this semester and leading them through the process. We are so grateful to have Vanessa’s calm presence in the learning studio every day.


Vanessa’s Manifesto of Learning:

“Believe in yourself. Embrace imperfections and unknowns. Know that possibilities are endless. Know that that there is no such thing as failure, failure is not an option, because failing means learning from mistakes. Know that getting lost will only help you find yourself. ENCOURAGE. INSPIRE. TEACH. Do what you love.”



Upcoming Events

Click here for the academic calendar. March 11-12: Learner Free Days March 19, 25-26: Learner-Led Conferences Register here for upcoming info sessions: Prospective Family Virtual Tours March 8: 5-6 PM March 15: 10-11 AM April 16: 10-11 AM April 26: 5-6 Read more…

Free Breakfast Empower Generations

Free Breakfast and Lunch

Free Breakfast and Lunch Served at iLEAD Lancaster   All Empower Generations / Innovation Studios families are invited to participate in the Summer Seamless Program at iLEAD Lancaster to receive FREE meals for all children up to 18 years of Read more…

Empower Generations Campus learners and children

Together Tuesdays: Share Your Photos and Stories!

Greetings, Empower Generations / Innovation Studios community, We’d love to see your contributions for Together Tuesdays. To ensure your submissions are included, please click here to submit your photos. Photos received by the Friday before each Together Tuesday are eligible to be included. Read more…