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Learning Life’s 2016 Work, and Plans for 2017

In 2016, Learning Life focused its efforts on developing and testing our new Citizen Diplomacy Initiative, which engages lower-income American families, starting in Washington D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8, in live internet dialogues and project collaborations with families in other nations of the world.   More specifically, and among other things, we: Mobilized over 30 volunteers locally and internationally to ...

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Seeking Research Collaborators

About Learning Life & Its Citizen Diplomacy Initiative Based in Washington D.C., Learning Life is an educational nonprofit that seeks to spread learning in everyday life beyond school walls.  Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI) is a new, free program that engages lower-income American families, starting in Wards 7 & 8 of Washington D.C., in live internet dialogues and project collaborations with ...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Lainez

Steve Lainez joined Learning Life in October 2016 as a partnership development consultant helping with outreach to potential partners and funders for our new Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI) established this year.  CDI engages lower-income American families, starting in Washington D.C., in live internet dialogues and project collaborations with youth and families in other nations for their mutual education and empowerment.  The following ...

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Inspirations for Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative

Citizen diplomacy is far from new, but Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI) takes a fresh approach to this old form that draws on particular works for inspiration. Diplomacy is the management of international relations.  Professional diplomats handle official diplomacy between nations, but citizens can also get involved in conspicuous or inconspicuous ways in what is known as “citizen diplomacy.”  Conspicuously, ...

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