We are a service and outreach institute that collaborates with education, industry, and community partners to create learning experiences for diverse audiences.
Our programming empowers high-school-aged learners, as well as educators and community leaders, to become adaptable, curious, and industrious. As education, work, and civic engagement rapidly evolve, the way we learn, work, and lead must also change.
The Readiness Institute at Penn State, as first envisioned by The Heinz Endowments, helps learners achieve community and future readiness. We demonstrate an unwavering commitment to equity and diversity by providing essential and creative experiences that help foster a counternarrative to racism and marginalizing systems. Our learner-centered programming could not succeed without the cooperation of our valued partners:
- Education partners cultivate holistic competencies in all learners.
- Industry partners make learning relevant to the modern work environment and connect learners to employment opportunities and networks.
- Community partners create opportunities for civic engagement and leadership.