Aprendiz City School was founded in 1997, and works in Brazil to build educational communities that are committed to the development of children and youth.
The Aprendiz Neighborhood School model promotes social integration between schools, families and communities and creates a system of responsibility around the education of children and youth. The Neighborhood School model breaks down the idea that the school is the sole learning space in a community. It integrates resources, staff and expertise to create communities of learning and strengthen local networks.
Aprendiz’s methodologies have guided public policies in education throughout Brazil and have been recognized by several national and international organizations, including UNESCO, UNICEF, Harvard University, and the Bank of Brazil Foundation.
In partnership with EAC, Aprendiz will enroll and retain 21,000 out of school children in the Ministry of Education’s Schools of Tomorrow program in Rio de Janeiro over three years. Schools of Tomorrow is based on the Aprendiz Neighborhood Schools model and will work to empower communities to enable the education of their children.
For more information about this EAC Implementing Partner, please visit the Aprendiz website.
In Brazil, EAC and Aprendiz are working in partnership to expand the Department of Education’s Schools of Tomorrow program to bring quality basic education to the children of Rio de Janario’s falavela’s. Rio de Janerio’s falavelas habitually have lower education levels, literacy rates, age-grade parity, and enrollment and retention rates than the rest of the country.