Go Big or Go Home: Inside HMH’s Latest Initiative

Go Big or Go Home: Inside HMH’s Latest Initiative

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A look inside Houghton Mifflin Harcourt latest initiative that looks to change people’s lives through learning http://bit.ly/1uLlUET

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:00am

As a global education company and one of the world’s leading providers of pre-K-12 education content and services, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has an extended tradition of fostering education through partnerships with local organizations. At the heart of each initiative is the company’s mission – to change people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners.

HMH strives to make learning more personal, dynamic, and engaging, a goal that it pursues through cutting-edge research and innovation and by nurturing partnerships with local learning communities and with other education trailblazers like Knewton, the leading provider for adaptive learning technology.

In 2013, HMH, headquartered in Boston, launched a unique partnership with the Boston Celtics. The NBA team has long shared HMH’s passion for extending access to education resources, especially through its “Read to Achieve” initiative, which celebrates literacy via outreach within the Boston Public Schools. The two venerable organizations kicked off the partnership with a special project during HMH’s annual volunteer week. More than 100 HMH employees visited Ellis Elementary School in the community of Roxbury where they read to students, painted murals, updated the playground, and taught new skills. As the experience unfolded it became clear that the school’s library space was outdated, disorganized, and uncomfortable, and that a larger refurbishment was needed.

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