Learning Life is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit lab devoted to innovating education and citizen engagement.  Our flagship program, the Family Diplomacy Initiative (FDI), connects families in different nations via the internet to nurture a family form of citizen diplomacy.  Alongside FDI, we run an international mentoring program that exposes selected children from our lower-income families to the world through regular conversations and experiences with our volunteer mentors.

Our website is also a learning platform featuring quizzes, fact sheets, and expert views, which we regularly publicize through our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Instagram.

Check out our credo below to learn about our philosophy.  You can also visit our News & Blog page for a closer look at Learning Life’s ideas, activities and people.

Finally, I encourage you to click on our Support page.  If you believe in our work, please like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and/or Pinterest, do­nate, and/or volunteer with us.

Thank you for visiting us, and thank you for your support!

Paul Lachelier, Ph.D.
Founder & Director, Learning Life

Our Credo

It’s time to rethink education. It’s time to rethink when, where, how and what we learn.

When: Learning doesn’t just happen in youth.  It happens throughout life.

Where: Learning doesn’t just happen in classrooms.  Learning happens everywhere.  It happens when we talk with family, friends and strangers.  It happens when we look at cell phones, TVs, posters and cereal boxes.

How: Learning happens not just deliberately, but incidentally, through conversations and social media, not just books, teachers and schools.

What: There is now information abundance.  But not all information is equal in value.  There is who said what on TV sitcoms and “reality” shows, and there is what actual families are doing, thinking and sharing.  There is which celebrities are dating, and who is helping or hurting whom in the world.  There is trivia, and there is signia.

If signia is to spread, let’s make it part of everyday life.

If life is learning, let learning live.