About our Learning Labs Partners
About the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society. For more information, see http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.855245/k.588/About_the_Foundation.htm.
Digital Media and Learning Initiative
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s digital media and learning initiative aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. Answers are critical to education and other social institutions that must meet the needs of this and future generations. More information is available at http://www.macfound.org/programs/learning/strategy.
About the Urban Libraries Council
The Urban Libraries Council is a membership-based organization for North America's leading public library systems. While ULC's members primarily represent urban and suburban libraries, lessons from our work can be used by library leaders everywhere who are committed to the continuous evolution and strengthening of libraries to meet changing community needs. ULC strategically addresses issues of importance to all communities, including education, workforce and economic development, public safety, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness. ULC’s work focuses on helping library leaders develop and use skills and strategies that match the challenges of the 21st century. To learn more about ULC, please visit www.urbanlibraries.org.
About the Association of Science-Technology Centers
ASTC is a global nonprofit organization of science centers and museums committed to raising public understanding of science’s role in solving critical societal issues, and its value in igniting and nurturing the innovative spirit that people of all ages need for success in today’s world. Through strategic alliances and global partnerships, ASTC strives to increase awareness of the valuable contributions its science center members make to their communities and the field of informal science learning. Founded in 1973, ASTC has over 600 members in 45 countries, and its members include not only science centers and museums, but also nature centers, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, botanical gardens, and natural history and children’s museums, as well as companies, consultants, and other organizations that share an interest in informal science education. Additional information about ASTC is available at www.astc.org.