Inspiring and involving educators, policymakers, business leaders, parents and students in Linked Learning.
Linked Learning has demonstrated its promise and potential in schools, districts, postsecondary institutions and beyond. To make this approach available to far more low-income youth across California, Linked Learning must be well-known as a powerful, practical way to transform education and provide better opportunities and outcomes for California’s youth.
To establish a field where Linked Learning can flourish, Irvine is actively cultivating public support for this approach through advocacy, coalition building and strategic communication. These efforts accelerate as more students, families and educators experience Linked Learning firsthand, and as the results of their participation reach leaders in education, industry and civic life.
The statewide Linked Learning Alliance already numbers hundreds of organizations and individuals drawn from all sectors and regions of California. Irvine joins these education and community leaders in working across sectors to create the conditions necessary for expanding Linked Learning. Our grantmaking supports this statewide alliance, as well as regional and local coalitions advocating for the Linked Learning approach.
Irvine employs traditional and social media outlets to communicate the features and advantages of Linked Learning. By promoting evaluation results and stories of success, and raising the voices of people who are passionate about this approach, we want Linked Learning to become a visible and prominent example of what is possible in California’s educational landscape.
We offer messages and communication tools for use by all who want to grow the practice of Linked Learning and strengthen policy that advances this approach.