Cities of Learning

cities of learningCities of Learning is a national scheme running in four US cities which brings together the resources of those cities to equip young people with the skills they need.

Currently operating in Dallas, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Washington D.C., the Cities seek to address key educational needs, such as creating a searchable network for learning opportunities, providing learning opportunities for summer vacations, and arranging internships and work experience.

The Cities’ approach is based on three foundations: “Networked City”, which links libraries, parks, community centres, businesses and schools together as part of a shared infrastructure; “Connected Learning”, which connects education to real-life internships, extra-curricular activities and mentors; and “Digital Badges”, which users can earn as a mark of their work.