+Acumen, an initiative of Acumen, aims to provide anyone, anywhere the skills and community to drive social change.
+Acumen is a global team composed of educators, innovators, entrepreneurs, catalysts, community managers and generous volunteers.
+Acumen introduces itself as a platform that offers free and low-cost courses aimed at all levels of social changemakers. it also creates opportunities for its most committed students and volunteers to connect and take action.
Also, +Acumen houses more than 300,000 students (and growing!) from 190 countries working to empower them to "think differently, learn collaboratively, and join a global community of learners and doers with a burning desire to change the world."
+Acumen's partners are visionaries from the U.S. Department of Labor, IDEO.org, and The Omidyar Group among many others.
+Acumen believes in: generosity, collaboration, conversation across boundaries, and ordinary people that are capable of extraordinary things.
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