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Opening the World to Lower-Income Families in DC

Learning Life, a Washington DC-based educational nonprofit, is now accepting inquiries from eligible, motivated DC Ward 8 lower-income families interested in learning about the world from the comfort of their own home. Learning Life’s flagship program, the Citizen Diplomacy Initiative, engages eligible Ward 8 families in live internet dialogues and project collaborations with families in other countries of the world free ...

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Democratize Diplomacy! (Part 1)

Our world is growing more interconnected yet also seems more and more insecure, divided, and dangerous.   Improving incomes, transportation and communication have spurred international travel, trade and collaboration but also job flight, piracy, climate change and terrorism, among other problems.  Despite the uncertainty these developments bring, one thing is certain: international affairs increasingly impact us all, from the air we ...

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Intern Spotlight: Sadia Kahn

This is the third in a series of spotlights on our fall 2017 student interns.  Learning Life’s students this fall are assisting with research, curriculum development,  outreach, and family and youth learning activities for our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI).  Sadia Kahn, interviewed below, is helping with our learning activities, grassroots fundraising, and technological and curriculum research, among other things. Where were you born ...

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Support Learning Life: Host A Diplomacy Dessert

In our unequal, insecure world, Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI) engages lower-income American families in live dialogues and project collaborations with lower-income families in other nations to nurture more caring, capable global citizens. One of the funnest, most social ways to support CDI is by hosting what we call a “Diplomacy Dessert.” Diplomacy Dessert hosts volunteer to invite their friends, ...

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