KnowledgeWorks “activates and develops the capacity of communities and educators to imagine, build and sustain vibrant learning ecosystems that allow each student to thrive.”
They fulfill on this mission by acting as both a social enterprise and a tool and resource provider. As a social enterprise, KnowledgeWorks supports the work of their two subsidiaries, EDWorks and StriveTogether. Through their early college high school models and their increasing focus on competency-based education, EDWorks develops and helps administrators and educators to implement innovative and effective learning environments. StriveTogether, on the other hand, focuses on the community piece. They assist in the creation of a shared community vision and empower community stakeholders to organize together to bring that vision to life.
In addition to their subsidiary work, KnowledgeWorks has a resource and tools library that is bursting at the seams with rich reports and intriguing blog posts. Their annual Future Forecasts are particularly noteworthy. Produced by their strategic foresight team, these forecasts look out five years—delving into critical education issues and creating recommendations for how to translate insights about the future into action today. Forecast 4.0—Partners in Code was just launched at the beginning of December!