Who We Are

EDC (Education Development Center, Inc.) is dedicated to improving education, health, and economic opportunities for people of all ages. For sixty years, we have created and implemented innovative programs that take the results of rigorous research and put it into real-world practice at scale.

Founded in 1958 by MIT researchers and scholars, EDC today has 1,200 employees. We manage 250 projects and work in all U.S. states and in 22 countries around the world.

What We Do

With expertise in areas such as suicide prevention, early childhood development and learning, and youth workforce development, EDC collaborates with public and private partners to create, deliver, and evaluate programs, services, and products. This work includes:

  • Creating resources such as curricula, toolkits, and online courses that offer engaging learning experiences
  • Conducting formative and summative evaluations of initiatives
  • Applying expertise in capacity building, professional development, and training and technical assistance
  • Providing policy advisement, information documents, and research and analysis
  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative studies to inform our programs and assess their impact

From in-depth research endeavors to district- and country-wide reform initiatives, our programs provide individuals, families, and communities with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to achieve a better future. Programmatically, EDC is organized in three divisions: Learning and Teaching, Health and Human Development, and International Development.

Our Vision

EDC envisions a world where all people are empowered to lead healthy, productive lives.

Our Mission

EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide.

 EDC is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.