Learning Life


  • Engage Across Differences

Learning Life is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit lab devoted to innovating education and citizen engagement by spreading learning in everyday life beyond school walls. In our increasingly interconnected yet divided world, we develop innovative learning communities in order to widen access to world affairs, and nurture more caring, capable and connected citizens.

With the above mission in mind, we run two programs: 

The Family Diplomacy Initiative (FDI) connects families worldwide across lines of country, class, race and religion via the internet to share and learn together with an eye to training family diplomats to advocate for a more caring world. 

Our DMV Democracy Learning Community (DMV DLC) is a nascent association of individuals and organizations in the Washington DC  or DC-MD-VA (DMV) metro area working together to strengthen democracy by developing engaging events, products, services and spaces that nurture fun, learning, networking, collaboration and wider, deeper citizen participation.


Paul Lachelier


Washington D.C., DC, USA