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

Upcoming meetings

Join a learning circle near you

Learn things that matter to you with your neighbors. Learning circles generally meet for 2 hours a week for 6-8 weeks, and are free to attend.

"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
Learning Circle Participant
Boston Public Library

"To have such a program here in Detroit is a valuable resource for us to participate in...if it was not for Peer 2 Peer University I would probably still be working on finishing my book."

Melvin
Melvin
Learning Circle Participant
Detroit Public Library

Anybody can start their own learning circle

We maintain software tools, facilitation resources, and a global community forum to help you succeed.

"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
Learning Circle Facilitator
Chicago Public Library

"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
Learning Circle Facilitator
Kenya National Library Service (Buru Buru Branch)

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

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

"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
Learning Circle Facilitator
Notre Dame Education Center (Boston)

"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
Learning Circle Organizer
Kansas City Public Library

Create a learning circle course

We can help you adapt your expertise into learning circle materials, providing pathways for new communities to engage with topics that matter to you.

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

Laura
Laura
Grantmaker
Siegel Family Endowment

Mobilize community-based learning

We offer a variety of services to help you develop equitable, social learning experiences in your city or town.

"Kenya National Library Service’s success with learning circles demonstrates that online learning and public libraries are a perfect match. P2PU’s resources can help you create coordinated, network-wide learning circles in your own community."

Ramune
Ramune
Manager of Public Libraries Innovation Programme
EIFL

We are all teachers and learners

Come join us on our community forum.