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a student in Uganda discusses her weather station project with Avenues researcher Austin Volz

Collaboration with Project Hello World

Avenues is collaborating with Project Hello World on a challenge the requires a leap of imagination — can we reach out and work with communities around the world to make learning accessible for the 263 million children who can’t attend school? Watch a video introduction…

A volunteer in a Ugandan primary school works with students at a Hello Hub access point.

Photo Journal: Uganda Field Research

A contingent from the Avenues Tiger Works traveled to Uganda armed with a doc full of research questions formulated in a months-long collaboration with the people of Project Hello World. Click to share in the experience…

Avenues researchers and Project Hello World partners present at SXSWedu 2017.

Tiger Works at SXSWedu

Julia Higdon and Austin Volz of the Avenues Tiger Works joined Roland Wells and Drew Edwards of Project Hello World at the 2017 SXSWedu conference to discuss ongoing community-centered research and collaboration in Uganda. View the slides and listen to the presentation…

Children reading books.

Project Open Book

The education challenge for developing nations often involves the self-perpetuating cycle of poverty and generational illiteracy: families must work to survive but constant work impedes learning to read. We seek to break this cycle by engaging communities to memorialize their stories as durable books, sowing seeds of perennial literacy.

The Avenues World School Library

The Avenues World Library is the first effort to rigorously select and make available the 1,000 most important books for children ages 2–18 in eight languages. This collection embodies Avenues’ commitment to nurturing future generations of global leaders and world-wise citizens.

Gamma Research

Research suggests that lights flickering at a specific frequency induce brain waves known as gamma oscillations, which help the brain activate cells that destroy plaques associated with Alzheimer’s. Are there learning-related benefits of gamma entrainment in younger learners? We are in early-stage research to find out.

girl wearing VR rig

Project Nomad

Developing empathy and global mindsets require experiencing different people and places around the world. But travel and extended stays are not options for many students. Project Nomad seeks to offer all students an alternative. Combining real-time 360° video streaming and immersive VR headsets, students can meet and share experiences anywhere in the world.

New Schedules of Thought

The organization of schools has not fundamentally changed since age-based cohorts were introduced in 1800 and subject-based curricula were added in 1892. Are these industrial-age models the best that modern education can do? We are researching new organizational and curricular models to prepare our graduates for the next century, not the last.

Avenues Mastery Academies

Inspired by 15th-century Renaissance studios, Avenues Mastery Academies employ an apprentice-learning model where the world’s top students live and work alongside master teachers and practitioners. Bringing together like-passioned peers, this immersive learning community forges enduring friendships and social networks. More about the Avenues Mastery Academy in Shenzhen…