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Together, we can make learning irresistible!


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Our Mission

At Partnerships for Authentic Learning and Leadership, we envision schools where learning is irresistible. We make this possible by helping schools and school districts create their shared vision and provide training and resources to make this vision a reality. Our work focuses on authentic instructional strategies, especially service-learning, an impactful form of project-based learning that helps connect the academic curriculum with local/global community involvement.

How can we help?

We are a non-profit organization founded by educational leaders who envision schools where learning is irresistible. We help make this possible through authentic learning strategies such as service-learning which enhance academic achievement, social-emotional learning, civic engagement, career development, and student empowerment.

Upcoming Events

  • Engaging Hearts and Minds Workshop
    Engaging Hearts and Minds Workshop
    Wed, Mar 06
    Mar 06, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    This FREE, unique, hybrid workshop helps educators vividly see, feel, and reflect upon the impact of authentic learning and leadership strategies in new and different ways. Our six-session “film festival” will be lively, collaborative, thought-provoking, and uplifting.
  • Tallmadge City Schools Virtual Visit
    Tallmadge City Schools Virtual Visit
    Thu, May 09
    May 09, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Visit
    Explore Tallmadge City Schools in northeast Ohio on our FREE virtual field trip! Connect with like-minded educators who've partnered with us for transformative changes. Gain insights to make learning irresistible in your own classroom!
  • 2024 Summer Institute for Authentic Learning and Leadership
    2024 Summer Institute for Authentic Learning and Leadership
    Tue, Jul 23
    Jul 23, 2024, 8:30 AM – Jul 24, 2024, 4:30 PM
    Upper Arlington, 1625 Zollinger Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221, USA
    Join us on July 23–24 as we reimagine education, reconnect with the joy of teaching, and empower students to change the world!
  • I-Teams 2023-2024
    I-Teams 2023-2024
    Time Dependent on I-Teams Group
    Time Dependent on I-Teams Group
    Virtual Event
    I-Teams are FREE groups of like-minded educators from all over Ohio and beyond who wish to make shifts in practice through the power of collaboration, dialogue, and networking.


Quick Facts

Founded as a non-profit organization in 1996

Hundreds of partnerships with urban, rural and suburban schools

Thousands of teachers reinvigorated by our innovative approach

As a team of seasoned educators, we envision a future where students discover passion and purpose for their own learning and are empowered to make a difference in their schools and communities. We help school districts achieve these outcomes with customized programming that’s creative, inspiring and relationship-driven.


Partners & Sponsors


Encouraging administrators to lead with vision.
Inspiring teachers to engage hearts and minds.
Empowering students to become experts and changemakers.

Learn how our customized programming inspires educators to prepare students for the “real world” with more diverse and applicable skills, greater confidence, and deeper empathy and insight. By providing authentic learning opportunities, schools can expect gains in academic achievement, social-emotional learning, student engagement, and community involvement.

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