Who We Are
The EDSN Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of neighborhood and rural village Shared Interest Community (SIC) groups that promotes local economic and quality of life development. The association empowers people with technology and skills required to think for themselves toward becoming better neighbors. Being part of the EDSN Foundation involves maintaining safe, inclusive, equitable, hopeful, diverse, and sustainable environments for ALL human flourishing.
We are an Education for Development and Support Network (EDSN) of managed community engagement partnerships. With support from Carna Resources Group (www.carna.com), EDSN enables long-term SIC partnerships with, private, academic, and government sectors to maximize net privileges technology offers for agile and sustainable local neighborhood and village developments. Our PlexLearning partnerships help to bridge gaps between formal education, informal learning, meaningful careers, and purposeful lives. These gaps include, but not limited to, entrepreneurial philanthropy, continuous learning, self-evaluation, and meaningful community engagements toward workforce and quality-of-life development.
We are managers of trusted neighborhood spaces for PlexLearning programs. Our programs involve deeply collaborative dialogues, proximal learning, and cost-sharing for improved retention and success across academic, career, and entrepreneurship domains. We are developers of welcoming, open-source, career incubator and scaffolding development programs. Our program curriculums integrate participants’ experiences, self-evaluations, motivation, neighborhood journalism, and entrepreneurial ambitions in affirming ways for managing predatory agency, financial entrapment, marginalization, hostile prejudices, inept leadership, and chronic hopelessness whether self-impose or otherwise.
We are enablers of access to technologies and privileges they afford. Our efforts coalesce around helping people showcase entrepreneurship principles and technical competencies with high-quality computer technology applications. People at different stages of life and career are welcomed and affirmed to stay relevant, hopeful, and purposefully engaged with their local neighborhood communities in helping to bridge the “technology gap.”
We are PlexLearning architects and evangelists who use data analytics programs, research and development to reduce financial helplessness and social marginalization. PlexLearning is a technology afforded education (creation, conveyance, and use of knowledge) framework for lifestyles based in proximal learning, continuous improvements, and motivation to solve personal and local community development problems. The PlexLearning framework is a hybrid of blockchain machine learning and education methodologies that marshal personal knowledge artifacts as authorized actors on behalf of their principals (learners). PlexLearning component methods, delivery systems, analytics processes and tools are collectively called PlexLearning education.
We are the collective voice of local neighborhood community, and rural village, groups. We are steward of their collective memory, effective governance and hopeful ambitions. We enable local groups to coalesce around PlexLearning education, entrepreneurial philanthropy, capacity building, financial partnerships, property ownership, neighborhood journalism, marketing, social agency, purchasing, research, social agency, and other important cost sharing development issues and resources not available if groups were working separately.