Our Mission: To drive academic growth and student well being through the application of Social Emotional Learning.

Mawi Learning transforms abstract SEL concepts into tangible mental models, tools, and frameworks that empower educators and students to put SEL into action every day. And the research is clear: improved SEL skills leads to improved grades, attendance, and behavior.

We empower educators to get real results by:

  • Building the capacity of educators to lead and apply SEL through high-impact professional development.
  • Providing proven, research-based SEL tools that have been field-tested by more than one million students and educators since 1999.
  • Offering flexible implementation options and processes designed to save educators time while maximizing impact.

Our solutions are available live, blended, and online and can scale to meet a wide range of use cases.

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About Our Founder

Mawi Asgedom founded Mawi Learning because he saw firsthand how SEL can help a student grow in confidence, academic achievement, and extracurricular success.

Mawi Asgedom arrived in the U.S. as a refugee from Ethiopia and faced many challenges including poverty and language barriers. After receiving mentoring that taught him SEL principles such as goal setting, Mawi went on a remarkable growth journey that resulted in a scholarship to Harvard University, where Mawi delivered the commencement speech to 30,000 Harvard graduates.

Mawi is the founder of Mawi Learning, a bestselling author, and a frequent keynoter at leading education conferences. He has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and in leading media such as NPR, ESSENCE, and The Chicago Tribune.

If you'd like to book Mawi to speak or want to know more about topics he covers, visit the speaking page:


Interview Highlights

Oprah interview

Essence Magazine

Chicago Tribune


Harvard Magazine