Education

URC’s work ensures inclusive, equitable, and high-quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all. Our technical assistance includes assessment and evaluation of education sectors and the design of sector reforms to strengthen secondary education.

Support for global literacy

Our growing portfolio of international education programming supports global thought leadership and country programming for early-grade literacy. The REACH project draws on our expertise in advocacy and communication. Under REACH, we participate on the Global Reading Network, a USAID-supported community of practice that, among other things, is identifying social mobilization and behavior change strategies to get children reading at home and at school. 

In Maharashtra, India, URC is a monitoring and evaluation partner on a two-year innovation grant to pilot a digital solution that provides age-appropriate, high-interest books to visually impaired students in audio and braille formats.

High-quality US-based adult education

URC’s nonprofit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), has a long history in US education. CHS provides English literacy and civics education to foreign-born adult learners, who learn in real-life contexts to gain the skills to compete in the workplace and exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens. CHS has also helped state migrant education programs meet federal guidelines, evaluate their programs, and identify and recruit eligible students, while complying with state-specific regulations.

 

Children attend a small school operated out of a woman's home in Kenya. ©2012 Ben Powell/Go Get Creative, via Photoshare

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