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Lowell City of Learning

Lowell offers many opportunities and activities for lifelong learning, skills development, and the joy of exploring new ideas and activities. We strive to amplify and strengthen these opportunities and strengthen the network that offer them. 

We support all forms of learning that enhance knowledge and understanding and that define Lowell as an inclusive and diverse city.  

We believe that developing Lowell as a City of Learning promotes community engagement, long-term sustainability, resiliency, and the City’s national and global image as a place where education, in all its forms, is the key to a successful, vibrant, and equitable community.

Lowell is home to a world class university and community college, a thriving arts community and dozens of organizations that foster learning in all areas for all ages. Lowell City of Learning has two overarching goals: To amplify the voices of all of the learning organizations across Lowell and to become the first North American city designated by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a City of Learning.

Lowell City of Learning is made possible thanks in part to support from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.