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

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In the United States, World Education supports older youth and adult learners by strengthening the educators, organizations, and systems that serve them. World Education is a national leader in building the adult education system's capacity to provide high-quality instruction and advising for adult learners. We collaborate with a wide range of governmental and nongovernmental partners to provide training, project design and management, resource development, and research grounded in program contexts. When adult learners further their education, they can improve their career options, advocate for their communities, and support their children's academic success.

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Featured Projects

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English Now!

World Education's EdTech Center is designing and piloting a project in five New England adult education programs, so those who want to learn English do not have to wait months to begin their study.

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Single Mothers' Career Readiness and Success

World Education’s National College Transition Network (NCTN) with funding from the ECMC Foundation, is investigating program strategies and models that address the needs of students who are single mothers.

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Propagating Promising Practices for Literacy and Workforce Development at Libraries

Expands access to learning by testing, documenting, and disseminating innovative practices currently in place at partner libraries to expand the three practices (Learning Lounges; Mobile Learning; and Learning Circles) in public libraries across the U.S.