In order to inspire an adult – one with daily, insistent responsibilities and distractions – an educator must provide that student with functioning tools of explicit value.  Education must fold into a prescription for action, so as to reinforce newly acquired knowledge and make it a practical asset in the mind of the student learner.  Using actionable item lists, real-world exercises, and an open platform for students to share ideas and strategies, PorterWorks aims to broker new relationships between those who are driven to succeed and affect positive change.