Learning circles are free study groups for people who want to take online classes together and in-person.

Kenya National Library Service facilitator training workshop in Nairobi
Learning Circle Facilitator

"The very act of making education accessible, free, and learner-driven is the heart of democracy. Here in Chicago, an incredibly segregated city, I've seen learning circles be agents of social justice: they have brought people of all races, ages, and social classes, and helped them form bonds they might otherwise not have the opportunity to form."

Shelley
Shelley
Chicago Public Library
Learning Circle Participant

"I joined a learning circle so I could be in an environment where everyone is vested in the work and progress. Also, being able to share and receive feedback under the guidance of an engaged instructor-leader was a blessing!"

Lloyd
Lloyd
Boston Public Library
Learning Circle Facilitator

"For me, learning circles and peer learning means that every opinion counts and is valid. We are only humans, and challenges make us strong."

Kaltuma
Kaltuma
Kenya National Library Service (Buru Buru Branch)
Grantmaker

"P2PU neatly connects open educational resources to career pathways in an equitable and empowering way that few other organizations are even considering."

Laura
Laura
Siegel Family Endowment
Learning Circle Facilitator

"I realized that learning as a group is easier than learning alone. I never thought it would be so interesting."

Joan
Joan
Kenya National Library Service (Meru Branch)
Learning Circle Organizer

"People want to learn how to use computers but they haven't had success sitting in a class listening to an "expert" tell them how. Learning circles have been a great way to attract digital literacy learners by offering something new and peer-centered."

Wendy
Wendy
Kansas City Public Library
Learning Circle Facilitator

"As an immigrant myself I seek opportunities to help families learn English much like my family was helped when we arrived here. Perhaps one day someone I helped will pay it forward and help someone else."

Manny
Manny
Notre Dame Education Center (Boston)

Learning doesn’t have to end at school

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Kansas City Public Library “Making the Internet Work For You!” learning circle

Better together

Around the world, facilitators are organizing themselves into teams. Teams are regional networks of learning circles led by a local organizer and supported by P2PU.

If you want to start a team in your area, don't hesitate to get in touch with us!