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Our Mission

Full-Circle Learning (FCL), a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization and educational model, exists to help young people embrace their role as
society’s humanitarians and change agents. FCL’s nonprofit services include:
1.) Capacity building for teachers
2.) Purposeful education and global wisdom exchanges for learners
3.) Community impact grants for school projects that address UN Sustainable Development Goals
4.) Limited “merit & need” scholarships in communities without access to free education
5.) Humanitarian aid for communities in crisis

FCL helps more than a million constituents per year.
Please join us in offering the next generation the gift of purpose!

Find stories of Full-Circle Learning across the globe

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Countires labeled with dots representing FCL locations around the world.


A young Ugandan refugee
Students helping people in Nigeria
Members of a girls club in Gambia


About Us

Full-Circle Learning exists to help young people embrace their role as society’s humanitarians and change agents, through five lines of activity: 

  1. Capacity building and professional development for teachers; 
  2. Community impact grants for school projects that integrate habits-of-heart with academics and community needs (based on SDGs);
  3. Scholarships, especially among vulnerable populations;
  4. Wisdom exchanges among schools across borders, who share local perspectives and habits-of-heart to address global challenges .
  5. Humanitarian assistance for learning communities in times of crisis.

Community Impact

2023 Community Impact Report:

Beauty Is What We Do

2022 Community Impact Report:

Nurturing a New Generation of Humanitarians

2020-2021 Community Impact Report:

From Resilience to Brilliance

2019 Community Impact Report:

Paths of Purpose

Full-Circle Learning has offered pro bono capacity building support to practitioners in 35 countries, on almost every continent. Click for a 30-Year Community Impact Independent Assessment.

Four young children holding seed heads, learning patience by growing grass hair in sod.

Communities Served

Currently serving 789,368 constituents in Chad, China, Ghana, Lesotho, Liberia, Nigeria, the Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Tanzania, Uganda, the US and Zambia. (Through training programs, projects, grants, scholarships and humanitarian aid.)

Locations of Practitioners Directly Served, 2020-2021

Total schools: 21
Total students: 8,400
Total teachers: 168
Total schools: 35
Total students: 16,500
Total teachers: 304
Total schools: 1
Total students: 450
Total teachers: 10
Total schools: 10
Total students: 5,000
Total educational leaders: 80
Total schools: 736
Total students: 220,800
Total teachers: 14,720
Total schools: 33
Total students: 7,000
Total teachers: 640
The Gambia
Total schools: 22
Total students: 2,600
Total teachers: 109
Total schools: 3
Total students: 100
Total teachers: 6
Total schools: 36
Total students: 6,328
Total teachers: 203
Teacher and students form a all hands in circle.

If the world feels more peaceful, if everyone can eat, if communities survive climate change in the coming decades, it will be due to the vision, compassion, and global cohesion of today’s generation.

We Create Change through Global Education

Full-Circle Learning (FCL), an award-winning global 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, based in the US, helps young people aspire to improve the world in which we all live.

By integrating life skills, academics, local service, and global wisdom exchanges, they attach greater purpose to learning, to altruism, and to positive change. Their schools contextualize habit-of-heart themes through academic units that tackle poverty, health disparities, elder care, food security, peace, climate change adaptations — or whatever will enhance their local communities, create systemic transformation, strengthen students’ skills and convictions, and uplift the human family.

Meanwhile, Full-Circle Learning’s board offers in-kind service to nurture teacher and learner capacities, while responding to requests for project grants, materials, and school scholarships in the most vulnerable of communities.

A school principal in Africa recently said: “The integration of FCL into our national curriculum is so essential because it provides huge benefits to the next generation.”

The adjacent list of schools and communities received humanitarian and financial support in 2020 through April 2021. More countries and schools have since joined in, believing that when we light the eyes of one child, we can better illumine the future of humanity and all living beings.

Students wearing Batik
Nigerian health professionals helping.
Students resolving conflict.


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