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With offices in NYC, Chicago, and Charlottesville, Virginia, Local Learning works nationally to provide technical assistance and promote folk arts in education.

Local Learning
c/o City Lore
56 East First Street
New York, NY 10003

To inform us about any accommodations you may request to make a workshop more accessible (including closed/open captioning or sign language interpretation), please use the form below with the subject line “Accessibility Request.”


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Or to reach one of the staff directly, see below:

Local Learning Founding Director Paddy Bowman,
Local Learning Executive Director Lisa Rathje,
New York Folklore and Education Network Coordinator Mira Johnson,

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