As the largest global network of higher education institutions, we’re united by a belief in the power of education to change lives. In addition, we’re serious about making an enduring commitment to the communities we serve.

To us, this is about purpose and permanence.

This is what we mean by Here for Good.

Our Impact

28 countries80+ institutions200+ campuses

“Through YouthActionNet, tomorrow’s leaders are already leading change today.”

For over a decade, Laureate has supported the great work of the International Youth Foundation—an organization committed to creating employment, education and entrepreneurship opportunities for youth around the world.

YouthActionNet™ is IYF’s signature program, and has provided support to more than 1,100 young social entrepreneurs. Our institutions are always looking for new ways to connect, support and celebrate young social entrepreneurs.

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in grants have been provided since 1997

The foundation has a strong focus on supporting the community of Baltimore, Maryland, where our company began.

The foundation offers support for elementary and secondary schools, institutions of higher learning, education-focused associations and organizations, and programs that provide education and training services for children and adults.