George Lucas Educational Foundation
Project-Based Learning

Sparking Civic Engagement by Building in Public Spaces

Sixteen-year-old Alexa gains hands-on experience and leadership skills by collaborating on a play space for kids through Philadelphia's Public Workshop, which promotes community engagement and innovation.

    Is School Enough? Video Series

    Edutopia's new series profiles young people who are making their learning more authentic by taking it into their own hands, on their own time. This series is produced by Mobile Digital Arts and Twin Cities Public Television, as a companion to an hour-long PBS special that is now available to watch.

    More Resources on Community and Civic Engagement

    Philadelphia-based Public Workshop creates uniquely engaging opportunities for youth to shape the design of their cities and changes the way they participate as citizens and leaders in their communities. Tiny WPA is a Public Workshop program, launched in July of 2012, that encourages groups of young people to make a transformative contribution to their neighborhood. Keep up to date with Public Workshop on Twitter.

    Visit the Is School Enough? series page to see more videos on informal learning.