District of Learning launches next generation learning platform for teens and young adults in Greater DC

For Immediate Release: February 6, 2018

Contact: Michael Robbins (District of Learning) - michael@districtoflearning.org; (202) 525-6060

District of Learning launches free next generation learning platform for teens and young adults in Greater DC

Cinematic LRNG platform connects youth to local learning opportunities from a variety of sources

(Washington, DC)District of Learning announces today the launch of their free next generation LRNG platform that connects teens and young adults to learning opportunities across Greater DC. The platform at lrng.org/dc serves as a combination GPS, digital backpack, and Instagram feed for learning.

Through the District of Learning LRNG platform young people in Greater DC ages 13-24 can discover learning opportunities, establish secure accounts to plot and track their learning trajectory, and take credit for their learning no matter where or when it happens. Learners can earn digital badges that open up new opportunities and strengthen their paths to college and careers.

District of Learning is collaborating with dozens of local and national partners to identify and list all kinds of learning opportunities on the LRNG platform. Partners include afterschool programs, youth-development nonprofits, schools, arts organizations, environmental organizations, libraries, museums, government agencies, higher education institutions, and employers. It is free for partners to participate.

The LRNG platform now features a new interface and user experience to help teens and young adults personalize their learning journey. The platform has single sign on through Google and Facebook, and does not require users to download an application. The platform’s “mobile-first” design works seamlessly across smartphones and other internet-connected computing devices.

District of Learning is facilitated through the DC nonprofit organization Fair Chance, and made possible through support from The Kimsey Foundation and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. It is part of the Cities of LRNG movement that was incubated by the MacArthur Foundation and is now in cities across the nation. LRNG has been endorsed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. For more details on District of Learning, visit www.districtoflearning.org