Digital learning organization LRNG and Southern New Hampshire University have announced a merger that will help deploy community-based education strategies across the United States. LRNG’s game-based learning coupled with partnerships with local governments, employers, and other community organizations aims to connect low-income youth with more economic opportunity and close skills gaps in the workforce. In 2015, MacArthur committed $25 million to launch LRNG as its final phase of support within the field of Digital Media and Learning to bring to scale the principles of Connected Learning, learning that is interest-driven, socially embedded, and relevant to the real world.