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Success Story

A test drive for expanded learning teams.

Lasting Impact for Students.

How a free Work ED trial brought unique, hands-on career discovery experiences to Washington Unified and Salinas Elementary.

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How risk-free expanded learning trials led to success

Washington Unified and Salinas Elementary took advantage of Work ED's free intersession trial—and both decided to contract with Work ED after seeing the impact on students, parents, and staff.

Here's what both Expanded Learning Teams brought to their school districts.

Building trust in action.
Without the lock-in.

Each district was able to give their students:

  • 25+ hours of programming for elementary and TK students with staff they'll remember forever

  • Unique, hands-on career discovery programs that sparked curiosity and enthusiasm

  • Parental engagement through community days and student presentations

Washington Unified School District

By partnering with Work ED, Washington Unified were able to bring their students exciting, project-led programs.

"I loved that we had a free trial. The students were hesitant at first to try a new service, but they ended up loving it! The students were engaged and loved getting to work with ‘cool and passionate’ people [who prepared them] with new skills that they can take into real-world careers!"

Miss Luna, Site Lead, American Union, Washington Unified School District

You can watch an example of a student movie from one of our Cinematography programs below!

At the end of some of our programs, parents are able to see their child present their work and celebrate each student's achievement as a community at special culminating events.


students across 3 sites


total intersession hours covered


impactful curriculums

Programs that unlock curiosity and unleash creativity

Work ED successfully delivered a fun and engaging hands-on curriculum to the students of Washington Unified that hit core standards of literacy, math and creative expression.

Read more about student projects below:


Students use stop motion and green screen technology to bring their stories to life in a movie, culminating in a red carpet viewing event with parents!

Music Production

Music unlocks emotion and creativity, and in this program students learned about all the different roles, tech, and collaboration behind the scenes of the music industry.

Business Startup

Imagination + understanding of the business world = success! Students created a business concept and "pitched" it in a presentation to parents.

Salinas City Elementary School District

Salinas City were able to bring the hit Work ED Robotics program to their young students, who built their own "scribble bots"!

"The students and staff members will be happy to have [Work ED] back … such great positive feedback not only from our students but from our staff members as well. Every time I stopped by all the students were engaged and excited to learn. I cannot thank you and your team enough for being so wonderful."

– Anahi Pacheco, Site Lead Coordinator, Salinas Elementary

Welcome to Scribble Bots! Young students design and build a working robot that they program to scribble on paper.

40 studentsat 2 schools

25 hourprogramming created

Launching From Success

After Washington Unified and Salinas Elementary experienced the benefits of our program through a FREE pilot, they signed on Work ED as an Expanded Learning partner for their after-school program for the upcoming 2024 year!

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Choose from 3 risk-free options depending on your needs:

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  • Afterschool

    1 week or one Friday session

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    Fully staffed

  • Intersession

    Up to 1 week

    Culminating event

    Choose from any popular programs

  • Family Event

    Family showcase event

    Sample program projects

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Raquel Ramirez - Operations Director, California

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