LENA is a national nonprofit on a mission to transform children’s futures through early talk technology and data-driven programs.
A world where every child benefits from positive relationships full of responsive interactions.
We care about conversational turns. The more conversational turns a child has, the better their outcomes will be. To accelerate the increase of conversational turns, we:
- Serve children and their caregivers through our programming, in partnership with trusted community organizations.
- Support the replication of the conditions we know are best for children’s engagement with adults.
The results are positive changes in children’s early language, early literacy, and social-emotional development; strengthened caregiver-child relationships; improved classroom quality; and increased teacher satisfaction and reduced caregiver stress.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At LENA, diverse perspectives are essential to achieving our mission of transforming children's futures. The lived experiences of the children and adults who use LENA, the trusted community organizations with which we partner, and the team we’re growing inform the work we do and how we do it. With a learning mindset, we’re committed to cultivating a diverse team and an equitable and inclusive work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. Learn more about our commitment to DEI and the actions we’re taking.
LENA’s external and internal commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion are explicitly woven into our core values. These values are embedded in our daily decision-making. We know that to make our vision a reality, our values must be lived by all of us every day, building sustainable momentum toward a more just society
GET IT IN THE IRON
We’re entrepreneurial risk takers who are okay operating with incomplete information: let’s find out if we’re right and then change course when we’re not.
WE’RE MORE THAN JUST TECHNOLOGY
Real change only happens through people. We come alongside our partners to blend technology, people, and setting to pursue a more just society together.