Saylor Academy and Broken Chains partner

Saylor Academy is very pleased to announce a new partnership with Broken Chains, Inc., to provide flexible, affordable learning and skill opportunities for Broken Chains’ clients, who are returning citizens.  

Saylor Academy is a non-profit initiative that believes that education should be accessible to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. As part of our mission, we partner with organizations, including government agencies and NGOs as well as universities and colleges worldwide to help educate communities so they can improve their lives. As you may know, Saylor Academy’s free professional development courses provide opportunities to learn skills quickly (many courses are under 20 hours), in subjects such as technology, Decision-making, Leadership and Teams, and Interpersonal Skills.  These courses earn free certificates that clients can display on LinkedIN, post on Facebook or Twitter, or link to in a website or personal portfolio. 

Broken Chains and Saylor Academy both recognize that people, such as those Broken Chains, Inc. serves, need flexible education options to balance skill development with work and family demands. This partnership allows people to develop skills that are in demand now for free and will help them become even more competitive once they enter the marketplace. Additionally, students can use Saylor Academy to earn college credit and save money toward a degree program.

“Saylor Academy’s partnership with Broken Chains underscores our belief that access to education is a key factor in changing lives,” says Jeff Davidson, Executive Director at Saylor Academy. “Upskilling with Saylor courses, paired with Broken Chains’ support, will help re-entering citizens prepare for an evolving workforce and new lives.”

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Saylor Academy is a game-changer for many persons unable to afford an education.  Partnering with Saylor will open so many doors of opportunity for men and women returning to society after being released from prison.  This will be life changing – Thank you Saylor Academy!”

kennetta calloway, founder & executive director, broken chains

About Saylor Academy

Saylor Academy is a nonprofit initiative committed to making education accessible and affordable to all who need it.  We are doing so by creating free online courses, created by credentialed professors with teaching experience. Our courses are available for anyone to take at their own pace, and earn certificates or university credits to help them graduate or gain employment faster, and improve their and their families’ futures. 

Saylor partners with a group of universities and colleges, as well as other nonprofits and organizations wishing to open access to education. We do not charge institutions to partner with us, and are always looking for like-minded organizations to support and to expand our mission further. 

To learn how to partner with Saylor Academy, please contact Jacqueline Arnold, Director of Strategic Relationships and Communications, at [email protected]

About Broken Chains  

Broken Chains Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on the needs of men and women in the District of Columbia returning to society after being released from prison.  We believe that everyone has value and when given a chance to thrive we all can make a positive change in this world.  Partnering with Saylor Academy will help level the playing field for persons released from prison who are unable to afford an education and compete in the job market without an access to education and or skill.  It is our goal to empower returning citizens through outreach and education to give them the tools to become self-sufficient and remove barriers in obtaining employment and housing.  This will also give them the leverage to begin a path to family reunification and building stronger, safer and more sustainable communities.