The evolution of learning has begun.
As we seek to reimagine the way young people learn, the Show Me Campaign will follow the lead of creative educators as they take concrete steps to implement new ways of learning and teaching in their schools or networks.
Founded in 2014 by The Show Me Campaign, in partnership with the National Writing Project and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, LRNG is a movement dedicated to inspiring innovation in the learning process to one that better reflects the world we live in today.
Each year, LRNG will source and issue a new challenge developed by educators. The 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge awarded grants to teams of educators working to solve the challenges of expanding time and space for creative learning in their own context.
John Legend is a proud member of the Teach For All board and is actively engaged with its United States affiliate, Teach For America. Through his work with Teach For All and Teach For America, John seeks to support the organization in attracting quality, committed and diverse individuals to the teaching profession.
John Legend is proud to support the Springfield City School District (SCSD), where he grew up, and The Straight A Grant Consortium in their effort to renovate the former South High School auditorium. The renovation plans include turning the auditorium into a cultural gathering space and community center that will provide arts and cultural activities to both students and the community.
John Legend is proud to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Harlem Village Academies Board of Directors. HVA works to revolutionize public education in our nation by building a K-12 public school district and an educators’ institute based on the ideals of progressive pedagogy.
The Show Me Campaign is a proud investor in New Profit, a venture philanthropy fund (501c3) working to break down barriers to opportunity in America by transforming the big systems that shape how we educate our children, prepare people for college and career success, and create healthy communities. The organization invests in visionary entrepreneurs and leaders, advocates for innovative public policy, and convenes social problem solvers from across sectors to collaborate and advance new ideas.
John Legend proudly serves on the Governing Board of MLT, which equips high potential minorities with the winning playbook and personalized coaching that allows them to reach their full leadership potential and maximize their community impact. MLT works with over 500 new individuals per year through its core programs and provides career-long support for its community of over 4,000 Rising Leaders.