I am a user of Coursera myself and enjoy the courses a lot. It is great to read how other people use it to empower others. This is a great story.

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My Coursera Experience – Sharon Watkins

The Learning CafeSharon Watkins is a Coursera student who runs an Ohio-based Non-Profit “The Learning Cafe”. She’s empowering her local community by encouraging people to take courses together & improve their careers.

The Learning Cafe (TLC) is an evening hours community ‘learning environment’ housed in our public high school located in a high poverty community. The purpose of our program is to raise community engagement in education by providing fresh enrichment and advancement learning opportunities.

Sharon watched Daphne Koller’s talk on Coursera. This seemed a perfect option to offer. It was free. It honored and enticed our people by providing instruction from some of the best in our country. It offered not only knowledge but the potential to lead to additional learning or employment pursuits.

To continue reading about what Sharon did for her local community, click here.

By Mabl, Spain