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CDI is now FDI

As of September 1, 2019, Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative is called the Family Diplomacy Initiative (FDI) to more accurately represent the family form of citizen diplomacy we are developing.  To learn more about FDI, click here.

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The Coming International Community of Families

On this third anniversary of Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI), we are excited to report that we have been busy this summer preparing for the Initiative’s significant scale up, and name change. Following the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, France in November 2015, and in keeping with Learning Life’s mission to spread learning beyond school walls in innovative ways, ...

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Democracy Dinners Begin

In light of mounting concerns about the condition of democracy at local, national and international levels,  Learning Life launched its first Democracy Dinners in June in Washington DC, with more planned in August and beyond. The Presidency of Donald Trump has raised numerous concerns about democracy.  Some of these issues are relatively new, like the proliferation of “fake news” and the ...

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Food Culture Project Results Are In!

Learning Life is pleased to release the results of our international food culture and nutrition project engaging families in the United States, El Salvador and Senegal.  The project, part of our flagship program, the Family Diplomacy Initiative (FDI), ran from January to May 2019, and yielded significant improvements in participants’ knowledge of nutrition and food culture.  The project also increased participants’ warmth toward ...

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