Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Badges

Leading employers, educational institutions, civic organizations and community groups are signing on to the badging movement and making commitments to incorporate badges in credentialing, hiring or admissions processes.

These new partners are pioneers in the push to reconnect learning in the 21st century. They join other partners in the Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action led by the MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and HASTAC.


The following businesses, educational institutions and community coalitions have made formal commitments as part of the Open Badges Summit to Reconnect Learning and the Clinton Global Initiative to incorporate badges into their existing operations and help optimize the spread and scale of open digital badging for learning.

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Afterschool Alliance
Afterschool Alliance Starting Small, Thinking Big by Increasing Access to Badges in Afterschool and Summer

The Afterschool Alliance will work with the Mozilla Foundation and five statewide afterschool networks to offer badges to youth and adult workforce in afterschool and summer programs.

Badge Alliance
Badge Alliance Growing, Sustaining and Further Promoting an Open Badging Ecosystem

The Badge Alliance is a new network of organizations that are committing to developing and growing a badge ecosystem with shared values, including openness, learner agency and innovation.

Blackboard Connecting Millions of Students to Jobs through Open Badges in MyEdu

Blackboard will support Open Badges in MyEdu, a platform that helps college students create a roadmap tailored to their academic and career goals.

Cities of Learning
Cities of Learning Helping Cities Implement Badge Systems Tailored to Unique Needs

Mozilla, Digital Youth Network, Achievery and other organizations will build and deliver foundational badging tools and shared pathways, called the Cities of Learning Tech Package, to make it easy for cities to create and implement a fully functioning badge system that is tailored to each city’s unique needs.

Digital Promise
Digital Promise Developing Micro-Credentials for Educators

Digital Promise will develop a micro-credentialing system that demonstrates specific competencies to support and empower educators in advancing practices and professional development.

edX and Its Open Source Platform, Open edX, to Integrate with Open Badges

Open edX will explore the integration of Open Badges into its education technology platform, starting with badges for course completion.

Educational Testing Service (ETS) Pledges to Support Student Success and Achievement

ETS recently introduced Certificates of Achievement and new Mozilla Badges for its student learning outcomes assessments so that test takers have yet one more way to provide evidence of their skills to academia and beyond.

Hive Learning Networks
Hive Learning Networks Developing Cross-Hive Educator Badges

Hive Learning Networks across North America will recognize the contributions of Hive educators through a shared system of badges, piloting badges that highlight the skills required for connected learning to spread and advancing cross-community norms through a set of global badges issued across all Networks.

Pearson Supporting World’s Leading Certification and Academic Organizations with Open Badges

Pearson is announcing the launch of Acclaim, an enterprise-class Open Badges platform to help learners connect job-ready skills with the employers who need them.

Professional Examination Service & Council for Aid to Education
Council for Aid to Education to Issue Digital Credentials for Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) Using Professional Examination Service's ProExam Vault

CAE plans to use ProExam Vault to issue credentials to students who meet proficient or advanced levels of mastery on the CLA+ and the CWRA+. Creating Common Language Among Employers, Job Seekers and Trainers to Re-align Today’s Workforce will create an online platform that will utilize job-skill badges and video content for the entry-level and middle-skill jobs.

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About CGI America

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Established in June 2011 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) addresses economic recovery in the United States. CGI America brings together leaders in business, government and civil society to generate and implement commitments to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, foster innovation and support workforce development in the United States. Since its first meeting, CGI America participants have made more than 200 commitments valued at $13.4 billion when fully funded and implemented.

In June 2013, President Clinton announced 2 Million Better Futures, a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to massively expand access to digital badges as part of an effort to improve the futures of 2 million students and U.S. workers within three years. Led by the MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and HASTAC, the Commitment to Action calls on employers, universities, K-12 schools and youth-serving programs across the country to incorporate Open Badges in hiring, promotions, admissions and credit by 2016. Learn more.