World Education is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, and economic and social development programs.

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Funders/Partners

In the United States, World Education collaborates with a range of private and public institutions to build the capacity of the adult education field. Our funding comes from foundations, government agencies, corporations, and fees.

Colleges & Universities

  • ABE Teaching and Learning Advancement System/Hamline University, MN
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute for Technology, MA
  • Bossier Parish Community College, LA
  • Bristol Community College, MA
  • Bunker Hill Community College, MA
  • Center for Literacy, Education & Employment Studies/University of Tennessee
  • Central/Southern Tier Regional Adult Education Network/Cayuga Community College, NY
  • Chesapeake College Adult Education, MD
  • College of Western Idaho, ID
  • Delgado Community College, LA
  • El Paso Community College, TX
  • Guided Pathways to Success in STEM - Massachusetts Community Colleges
  • Green River Community College, WA
  • Highline Community College, WA
  • Holyoke Community College, MA
  • Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy/Pennsylvania State University
  • Kent State University, OH
  • LaGuardia Community College, NY
  • Meridian Community College, MS
  • Mississippi Delta Community College, MS
  • North Shore Community College, MA
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College, MS
  • Northeastern University, MA
  • Ohio Literacy Resource Center/Kent State University, OH
  • Pearl River Community College, MS
  • Portland State University, OR
  • Southern Illinois University, IL
  • South Louisiana Community College, LA
  • Texas A & M University, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning (TCALL)
  • Urban College of Boston, MA
  • Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, WA
  • Waubonsee Community College, IL

Corporations and Consulting Firms

  • Apprion
  • Aztec Software
  • Burlington English
  • Burning Glass Technologies
  • Cell-Ed
  • Citizens Bank
  • Diana Satin Consulting
  • Entangled Solutions
  • Essential Education
  • GED Testing Service, Pearson
  • John Snow, Inc.
  • Learning Upgrade
  • LiteracyWork International
  • Manhattan Strategy Group
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Moodle
  • Nepris
  • Newsome Associates
  • Network Impact
  • NOVA Research and Development
  • Odysseyware
  • People's United Bank
  • Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
  • Sidekim Foods/ Elior
  • SignalVine
  • SkillSmart
  • Tyton Partners
  • Yotel

Foundations

  • Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation
  • ECMC Foundation
  • Employment Technology Fund
  • Joyce Foundation
  • Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Schott Foundation
  • Skill Works
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Walmart Foundation
  • XPrize Foundation

Government Agencies

  • ACCES/Capitol North Regional Adult Education Network, NY
  • ACCES/Long Island Regional Adult Education Network, NY
  • ACCES/West Regional Adult Education Network, NY
  • Alabama Community College System, Adult Education and GED Testing Program
  • Alaska Department of Labor
  • Arizona Department of Education, Adult Education Services
  • Arkansas Department of Career Education, Adult Education Division
  • California Department of Education, Career and College Transition Division
  • California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
  • Chicago Public Library
  • City of Boston Mayor's Office of Immigrant Advancement, MA
  • City of Chelsea, MA
  • Colorado Department of Education, Office of Adult Education Initiatives
  • Connecticut Department of Education
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education
  • Delaware Department of Education
  • District of Columbia Literacy Resource Center
  • District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education
  • District of Columbia Public Library
  • El Departamento de Educación de Puerto Rico
  • Florida Department of Education
  • Georgia Technical College System, Office of Adult Education
  • Hawaii Department of Education, Community Education Section
  • Idaho Career and Technical Education
  • Illinois Community College Board, Adult Education and Workforce Development
  • Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Division of AdultEducation
  • Institute for Education Leadership
  • Institute for Museum and Library Services
  • Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Adult, Career, and Community College
  • Kansas Board of Regents
  • Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, Kentucky Adult Education
  • Los Angeles Public Library
  • Louisiana Community & Technical College System
  • Maine Department of Education
  • Maine State Library
  • Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation, Division of Workforce Development & Adult Learning
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
  • Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • Massachusetts Department of Housing and Economic Development
  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Michigan Workforce Development Agency, Education and Training
  • Minnesota Department of Education
  • Mississippi Community College Board
  • Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction
  • Nebraska Department of Education
  • Nevada Department of Education
  • New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Education
  • New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • New Mexico Higher Education Department, Adult Education Division
  • New York City Department of Education
  • New York City Mayor's Office of Adult Education
  • New York State Education Department, Adult Education and Workforce Development
  • North Carolina Community College System, Workforce Continuing Education
  • North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
  • Northshore Technical Community College, LA
  • Ohio Department of Higher Education, Aspire
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology
  • Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Office of Community Colleges & Workforce Development
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
  • Rhode Island Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Office of Multiple Pathways
  • Sacramento County Office of Education, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN), CA
  • South Carolina Department of Education
  • South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulations
  • Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Division of Adult Education
  • Texas Workforce Commission, Adult Education & Literacy
  • US Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical & Adult Education
  • Utah State Board of Education, Adult Education Services
  • Vermont Agency of Education
  • Virginia Community College System
  • Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
  • West Virginia Department of Education, Adult Education and Workforce Development
  • Wisconsin Technical College System
  • Wyoming Commission on Community Colleges

Nonprofit Organizations

  • AAMA Adelante Adult Education, TX
  • Adult Numeracy Network
  • American Association of Adult and Continuing Education
  • American Institutes for Research (AIR)
  • American Library Association
  • Aspen Institute
  • Building Skills Partnership, CA
  • Campaign to Invest in America's Workforce
  • Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, DC
  • Cell-Ed
  • Center for Law And Social Policy (CLASP)
  • Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD)
  • Chelsea CONNECT, MA
  • Coalition of Adult Basic Education (COABE)
  • Commonwealth Corporation, MA
  • Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
  • Connecticut Association for Adult and Continuing Education
  • Correctional Education Association
  • Council for Adult Experiential Learning (CAEL)
  • D.C. Learns
  • Digital Promise
  • Economic Advancement Research Institute
  • EDCO, MA
  • Educate Maine
  • Education Connection, CT
  • Educational Testing Service
  • El Paso Independent School District/ San Jacinto Adult Learning, TX
  • English for New Bostonians, MA
  • EveryoneOn
  • Finger Lakes Regional Adult Education Network/WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, NY
  • First Literacy, MA
  • Florida Literacy Coalition
  • Fresno Adult School, CA
  • Hope Street Group
  • Hudson Valley-Catskill Partnership Regional Adult Education Network, NY
  • Idaho Office of Refugees
  • Immigrant Learning Center, MA
  • IMPRINT/World Education Services
  • International Institute of St. Louis, MO
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Iowa Association for Lifelong Learning
  • Irving Independent School District Adult Education, TX
  • Jobs for the Future, MA
  • Lancaster County Refugee Coalition, PA
  • Literacy Assistance Center of New York City
  • Literacy New York
  • Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts
  • Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey
  • Maine Adult Education Association
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
  • Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education
  • Massachusetts Workforce Alliance
  • MDRC
  • MIT Media Lab, MA
  • Migration Policy Institute, DC
  • Minnesota Literacy Council
  • Minnesota Distance Learning
  • National Center for Family Learning (NCFL)
  • National Coalition for Literacy (NCL)
  • National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE)
  • National Council of State Directors of Adult Education
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • National Endowment for Financial Education
  • National Immigration Forum
  • National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA)
  • National Skills Coalition
  • Neighbors United, ID
  • Networks Northwest, MI
  • New Hampshire Literacy Task Force
  • New Jersey Association of Lifelong Learning (NJALL)
  • New Venture Fund
  • New York City Regional Adult Education Network/Literacy Assistance Center
  • Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment
  • Notre dame Education Center, MA
  • Peer 2 Peer University
  • Pennsylvania Association of Adult and Continuing Education
  • Portland Adult Education, ME
  • ProLiteracy
  • Providence Public Library, RI
  • Rhode Island Adult Education Professional Development Center
  • Rhode Island Workforce Alliance
  • RTI International
  • Sacramento County Office of Education, CA
  • Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, MN
  • Second Start, NH
  • Silicon Valley Allies, CA
  • Southerners Organizing on New Ground, GA
  • Stairways Behavioral Health
  • TERC
  • Tuscarora IU11, PA
  • Tutors of Literacy in the Commonwealth, PA
  • Upwardly Global, NY
  • USA Learns
  • Welcoming America, Inc.
  • X-Cel Education, MA
  • YMCA International, MA

Workforce Development Boards and Unions

  • California Labor Federation
  • California Workforce Development Board
  • Partners for a Skilled Workforce, MA
  • Service Employees International Union
  • MetroNorth Regional Employment Board