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    Learner-Centered, Community and Future Ready

    Enabling education, industry, and community partners to coordinate, collaborate, and create experiences for learners to achieve community and future readiness.


The Readiness Institute at Penn State believes community and future readiness is achieved when learners — regardless of their zip code, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, and ability level — are able to develop the skills, attitudes, and values needed to design and lead in matters personal, professional, and public.

Our Vision

Every learner has the skills, attitudes, and values necessary to design and lead a purposeful life.

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Messages of hope from students in 30 countries launch the Hope Moonshot

PITTSBURGH — The Readiness Institute (RI) at Penn State, a Penn State Outreach service, is embarking on a mission to foster hope among people around the world with its launch of the Hope Moonshot program. More than 30 countries have submitted hopes so far and for one area school district, it means all students on…