For too many people, learning ends when they finish their formal schooling. Increasingly, however, economic opportunity—as well as dignity—hinges upon lifelong learning.
Part digital and part place-based, Bendable allows people of all ages and backgrounds to easily acquire new knowledge and skills through online courses as well as in-person learning opportunities.
It promises to forge communities of lifelong learning, making each more resilient in the face of a fast-changing economy.
The development of Bendable was made possible through the generous support of, among others, Google.org and Walmart.org.
Customized for your community
By the community
Community Collections are personal playlists of learning resources (classes, TED Talks, podcasts, etc.) on a given subject put together by local residents.
With the community
Through Community Shelves, Bendable partners with local stakeholders—employers, nonprofits, government agencies, neighborhood associations and others—to help them support deeper learning among those they serve.
For the community
Career Collections are learning pathways tailored to help people prepare for some of the most in-demand jobs in their area.