Brain-based learning on arts-based platforms.

RICH Learning International (RLI) is a Minnesota 501(c )(3) non-profit founded by educational systems pioneer Dr. Rich Melheim and educational funding pioneer Dr. William C. Nelson, former CEO of The mission of RLI is to provide “access to excellence” in early education by creating brain-based learning on arts-based platforms.

RLI is looking for young American musicians, artists, dancers and theater types to work nationally and internationally to birth a new international movement of early education, friendship and literacy


With advisers and network partners from Harvard to Hollywood and Bollywood to Beijing, RICH Learning embeds core educational concepts and practices in a unique blend of music, dance, theater and art.

RICH Learning methods, models and materials are designed to be both delightfully fun and surprisingly effective for children's education. They are detailed in the book RICH Learning, by Dr. Rich Melheim. The first pilot schools were created in Minnesota. The project expanded to India, Ethiopia and South Carolina. China, Egypt and other countries are next on the pilot program list.

Applications, job descriptions and a pdf of the detailed schedule for the 2019-20 school year will be available June 15. For additional information, contact

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RICH Learning: Brain-based Learning on Arts-based Platforms