Learning circles are free study groups for people who want to take online classes together and in-person.
"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."
"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!"
"For me, learning circles and peer learning means that every opinion counts and is valid. We are only humans, and challenges make us strong."
"P2PU neatly connects open educational resources to career pathways in an equitable and empowering way that few other organizations are even considering."
"I realized that learning as a group is easier than learning alone. I never thought it would be so interesting."
"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."
"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."
Learning doesn’t have to end at school
P2PU supports equitable, social learning experiences beyond institutional walls.