What We Do
- WHERE WE WORK
Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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Partnership is one of World Learning’s core values:
Partnerships help ensure that World Learning’s programs are relevant to the needs and contexts of the communities in which we work. We partner with governments to educate and empower civil society leaders living in conflict and post-conflict environments; we partner with corporations to provide English language, STEM, and other job-relevant training for the world’s future workforce; and we partner with foundations to give young people worldwide access to transformational cross-cultural experiences.
As the United Nations Foundation's adolescent girl campaign, Girl Up engages girls to take action. Girl Up's efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl. World Learning works with Girl Up and other public and private partners to bring together high school girls from across Africa and the U.S. to learn about the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts & design, and mathematics as part of the WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp.
The World Bank
U.K. Department for International Development
U.S. Agency for International Development
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of State
Windham Regional Commission
- Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
- Putnam Foundation
- The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
- Woodlawn Foundation
Anadarko Algeria Company
Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that benefit Swedish education, culture, and arts, including providing scholarships to students participating in The Experiment in International Living.
Cisco empowers social change agents with technology and expertise in order to accelerate global problem-solving to benefit people, society, and the planet. World Learning has partnered with Cisco to establish technology training programs that are improving economic opportunities for youth in Mexico, Myanmar, and Pakistan. World Learning is also leveraging Cisco’s next-generation virtual meeting technology to connect our teams around the world.
Since 2005, Google has worked to extend the reach of nonprofit innovators and connect them with a unique blend of support that includes funding, tools, and volunteers from around Google. World Learning works with Google and other public and private partners to bring together high school girls from across Africa and the U.S. to learn about the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts & design, and mathematics as part of the WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp.
Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation
The Intel Foundation supports strategic funding of evidence-based, data-driven collaborative solutions that advance the inclusion of socially marginalized and disadvantaged groups, creating pathways toward a more just society with opportunities for all. World Learning works with Intel and other public and private partners to bring together high school girls from across Africa and the U.S. to learn about the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts & design, and mathematics as part of the WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp.
Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation
One of the oldest financial institutions in the United States, JPMorgan Chase’s philanthropic mission is to enable more people to contribute to and share in the rewards of a growing economy. World Learning and JPMorgan Chase teamed up to design a custom Experiment in International Living program in South Africa for 110 young men of color enrolled in The Fellowship Initiative, a high school mentoring program.
KeyBank National Association
The MoneyGram Foundation’s mission is to ensure all children around the world gain better access to educational facilities and learning resources; it has supported World Learning’s work in Ethiopia, Lebanon, and, most recently, in Pakistan, where it is helping World Learning produce and distribute 15,000 educational books to school libraries across the country.
The Putnam Foundation is a charitable trust that funds historic preservation, cultural enhancement, youth programs, ecological maintenance, and education. It is supporting World Learning’s Digital Young Leaders Exchange Program (DYLEP) program, a virtual exchange between students in the U.S. and Iraq.
Roy A. Hunt Foundation
The Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education
The Dow Chemical Company
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. As part of its commitment to its home city of Chicago, the foundation provides Experiment in International Living Leadership Institute scholarships to young men of color living in the Chicago area.
William Bingham Foundation
The William Bingham Foundation works for a world that is environmentally self-sustaining; seeks to strengthen civil society and its institutions; educates others in the values and practices of philanthropy, community service, and stewardship; and seeks to build a sense of community among ourselves and with the world we share. The Foundation is a generous supporter of The Experiment Leadership Institute.
The Woodlawn Foundation’s mission is to bring about civic betterment and social improvements and promote the common good and general welfare of the people of the San Francisco Bay Area, including offering generous scholarships to students participating in The Experiment in International Living.