Our mission

FHI 360’s National Institute for Work & Learning advances access, equity and excellence in education and workforce systems. We focus on two key drivers of individual well-being – education and employment – to improve lives.

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Bridge to Employment Ice Cream Social

Follow FHI 360’s STEM2D Coach and Bridge to Employment youth as they demonstrate the science behind making one of everyone’s favorite treats- ice cream! Host an event with your students where they can learn all about chemistry and how different states of matter are important in the ice cream making process.

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Defining our culture

  • Innovate


    We foster a culture of continuous growth and learning to build sustainable capacity.

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  • Respect for all

    Respect All People

    We intentionally weave equity principles through the fabric of our work to create an inclusive environment for individuals and communities.

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    We work together to produce the best results for the individual and communities we serve.

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  • Deliver with integrity

    Deliver With Integrity

    We hold ourselves accountable, relying on evidence to produce quality work that partners can trust.

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Our Services

The National Institute for Work and Learning has over 50 years of experience improving lives.

  • Partnership Building

  • Policy Analysis

  • Strategic Planning

  • Program Design

  • Capacity Building

  • Research, Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Products & Resources

  • Training & Technical Assistance

Areas of Expertise

  • Career and college readiness

    NIWL designs, delivers and evaluates programs to prepare all students to make informed choices about education and career pathways.

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  • Justice

    NIWL increases access and equity to education and work for young people impacted by the justice system.

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  • Workforce Development

    NIWL guides organizations that prepare and educate a highly skilled workforce for the 21st century global economy.

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  • Research & Evaluation

    NIWL enables our partners to use data for decision-making and to deploy evidence-driven strategies to achieve their goals.

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Our Current Funders

  • Cherokee Nation
  • Converse
  • GE Foundation
  • JA Worldwide
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Michigan Department of Education (MDE)
  • PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
  • US Department of Labor/ETA
  • Whanau Tahi Limited
  • Wallace Foundation

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