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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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Readiness Institute at Penn State embarking on a Hope Moonshot for 2021

PITTSBURGH — The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered unprecedented challenges to students, parents and educators in 2020. Millions of students are attending classes remotely while families are often balancing work responsibilities with keeping their children on track with their studies. Teachers are working to provide meaningful class instruction in safe and engaging ways. Despite these efforts,…