OpenWise Learning

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Race & Ethnicity


1640 V St SEWashington, DC 20020 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission: Transforming marginalized kids into STEM-fluent global leaders. Our philosophy is to empower kids with knowledge of the natural world and technology and to instill in them a sense of responsibility to their communities and our planet. Through our blended and global approach to STEM education we hope to provide marginalized kids with applicable college and career-ready skills, and a larger understanding of the world outside of their immediate context. We want them to develop an appreciation of their place in the world their responsibility to themselves and their communities as global citizens. Our aim is to develop leaders that are driven to make a positive impact on the world and that have the knowledge and tools to turn their ideas into reality.


OpenWise Learning (OWL) is part of the larger OpenWise social enterprise. OWL is a youth development organization serving marginalized kids by providing them with STEM education with an emphasis on Technology, Social Justice and Ecological Justice. We follow our young Scholars from middle school through high school, providing them with educational opportunities & professional opportunities in the form of apprenticeshipsthrough our sister organization OpenWise and other partner organizations.Through Open Source technology STEM education, international youth collaboration, mentorship and apprenticeship, we’re opening new pathways to STEM careers for marginalized kids, expanding their understanding of the world, and providing them the tools to contribute to community at home and abroad.

  1. Provide social education and exposure to global issues to cultivate community and global leadership.


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