Meet Our Partners
The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust’s mission is to help people get along better. The Trust proactively seeks partners for strategic investment, working with its portfolio of grantees to build nurturing environments where individuals can better develop and practice prosocial behaviors, such as empathy, kindness, cooperation, and civility in today's schools, universities, and communities. By investing in evidence-based programs and in partnership with national organizations, the Trust seeks to inspire a movement of empathic citizens who, with mutual respect and understanding, ultimately build an increasingly civil society.
Edutopia is where The George Lucas Educational Foundation’s vision to highlight what works in education comes to life. The George Lucas Educational Foundation is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating for innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives. Experience Edutopia at: edutopia.org, facebook.com/edutopia, twitter.com/edutopia, and youtube.com/edutopia.
GreatSchools is a national nonprofit whose mission is to inspire and guide parents to become effective champions of their children's education at home and in their communities. The country's leading source of information on school performance, GreatSchools has listings of 200,000 public and private schools serving students from preschool through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and reviews. GreatSchools has become the go-to guide for parents aiming to make a smart school choice.
DonorsChoose.org grew out of a Bronx high school where teachers experienced first-hand the scarcity of learning materials in our public schools. DonorsChoose engages the public in public schools by giving people a simple, accountable and personal way to address educational inequity. We make it easy for anyone to help students in need.
New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national non-profit dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers. NTC works with schools districts, state policymakers, and educators across the country to develop and implement induction programs aligned with district learning goals. NTC induction programs include one-on-one
Design for Change is the largest global movement designed to give children an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action. The challenge asks students to do four very simple things: Feel, Imagine, Do and Share. Children are dreaming up and leading brilliant ideas all over the world, from challenging age-old superstitions in rural communities, to earning their own money to finance school computers to solving the problem of heavy school bags – children are proving that they have what it takes to be able to ‘design’ a future that is desired.
Greater Good Science Center Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) translates the science of goodness into action. We study the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teach skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. The GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice; not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research on social and emotional well-being, we highlight research from around the world into the roots of human compassion, empathy and altruism, and explain how the findings can be applied to readers' personal and professional lives.
Center for Inspired Teaching's overall goal is for every student in our country to have an Inspired Teacher. Inspired Teaching is rooted in the belief that every student possesses the ability to think critically, learn and understand information, and solve complex problems and that students should learn to spend their time in school engaged primarily in these kinds of activities. Through professional development courses, in-classroom mentoring, and whole school partnerships, our research-based program challenges teachers to revisit their assumptions, personal philosophies, and beliefs about teaching and how children learn.
Committee for Children is a 30-year-old global nonprofit whose vision is safe children thriving in a peaceful world—a world in which children can grow up to be peaceful, empathic, responsible citizens. It may seem like a tall order, but our evidence-based social-emotional learning curricula are taught in over 30,000 schools from Illinois to Iraq, Chile to California. We’re teaching millions of children skills that help them stay safe, manage their emotions, solve problems, and improve their academics. With your help, we can reach millions more—one child, one classroom, one community at a time. Visit us at www.cfchildren.org.
PAGE is comprised of a network of dedicated teachers, all of whom want to do more than just deliver curricula. They are peace and global educators preparing students to be citizens of the world, demonstrate humanitarian concern, and be cognizant of the necessity of living in a socially responsible manner. Global Education is a philosophy of living and a methodology that seeks to link issues of peace, human rights, environment, and equitable, sustainable development to our personal and professional lives. It also seeks to find and implement ways of infusing these interconnected issues into our existing curricula and institutions by coming to understand the natural and human engineered systems in which they exist.
Ashoka's Youth Venture inspires and invests in teams of young people to design and launch their own lasting social ventures, enabling them to have this transformative experience of leading positive social change. Started in the US, Youth Venture is now expanding internationally. As we invest in Venturers around the world, we are beginning to connect them into a powerful global network. Our Venturers start businesses, civil society organizations and informal programs that address all kinds of social issues, including poverty, health, the elderly, the environment, education, diversity issues, and the arts. Youth Venture helps our Venturers through this process of designing and launching their ventures, providing guidance, how-to’s, and a process for designing and pitching a venture idea. After the team has launched, Youth Venture works to stay continually involved with the team. Youth Venture also connects Venturers into a fellowship of like-minded young people, helping them see that they are part of something bigger, catalyzing a movement of youth-led social change.
TBD is a weekly email newsletter that delivers one world-shaking idea and one collective action to improve our future. Is a better future really possible? That is To Be Determined by you.
Echoing Green inspires, invests in, and mobilizes next generation talent to deliver bold solutions for social change. Since inception we have invested in nearly 500 social entrepreneurs who work to solve deeply-rooted problems in the world through their innovative ideas. Among the organizations we helped launch include Teach For America, City Year, Genocide Intervention Network, The SEED School, Global Fund for Children and hundreds of others. We also work to build a robust ecosystem of changemaking by supporting young people to select careers in social change; working with donors to approach their philanthropy in an engaged manner; and providing data that builds our field.
Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life. Education – Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential. Income – Promoting Financial Stability and Independence. Health – Improving People’s Health. Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.
Fundsforngos.org is the leading source of funding information for NGOs around the world – from small grass roots organizations to large global NGOs. Visitors to the fundsforngos.org website can access a range of useful content and subscribe to our free funding alert service. Using technology, we connect NGOs to useful information – including tools, how-to guides, training webinars, and resources to help you fundraise successfully. Fundsforngos.org believes that no intervention can be successful without sustainable resources. How can fundsforngos.org help your NGO spend less time fundraising and more time running programs? Visit fundsforngos.org today to find out!
‘Rabtt’, which literally means ‘connection’ in Urdu, is a voluntary youth organization that aims to promote independent and critical thinking through educational camps, bringing together students and mentors from different classes of society in an environment free of judgment and control, introducing new fields of knowledge and broadening the scope of future possibilities for students. We aim to educate young minds of the society in a manner that promotes independent and critical thinking. Our vision is to enable students and young professionals to make informed decisions and accordingly seek and avail opportunities for a brighter future. At the heart of Rabtt’s philosophy is the concept of ‘human connection’ which involves challenging the conventional system of pedagogy, and setting students free from the restrictions of the conventional system imposed on them and enabling them to realize their potential. In order to achieve this connection, we bring together students and mentors from different classes of society in an environment that is conducive to learning. In addition to imparting academic knowledge, we also wish to inculcate values of honesty, respect and tolerance within the students.
Syinc is a nonprofit in Singapore that enables young people to act as agents of social change - in ways that are effective and creative. Through networking and capacity building, Syinc is creating a community of youth equipped with the skills necessary for driving social change. Syinc envisions a world where young people feel empowered to take action so as to create the change they want to see in this world. This is achieved among which by serving as connector for social change groups in Singapore, providing opportunities to catalyse new collaborations, developing skills and sharing resources to enable Singapore youth to be effective change agents, and nurturing glocal social responsibility through education, discourse, and engagement.
Education Beyond Borders is a non-profit, non-denominational NGO devoted to closing the global education divide through teacher professional development and community education. Our organization focuses on the building of teacher leaders as the key to quality education for all. We work primarily, but not exclusively, in developing countries, in order to build self-reliance, health, and capacity. For us, education is a collaborative effort lasting a lifetime; connecting global "best practices" to those - at the local level - who can build their capacity and, in so doing, empower their communities.
The Virtues Project is a global grassroots initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life. The Project is sparking a global revolution of kindness, justice, and integrity in more than 100 countries through its facilitators and Virtues Connections. The Virtues Project empowers individuals to live more authentic meaningful lives, families to raise children of compassion and integrity, educators to create safe, caring, and high performing learning communities, and leaders to encourage excellence and ethics in the work place. It has inspired and mobilized people worldwide to commit acts of service and generosity, to heal violence with virtues. The Five Virtues Strategies awaken the gifts of character, through inspiring programs, books, and materials that help us to remember who we really are and to live by our highest values. Check out this 30 minute introduction of The Virtues Project in schools that was created for the NEA, National Education Association.
Indonesian Future Leaders is a non-profit organization dedicated to youth empowerment. The founders of this organization are a couple of youths who realized that making Indonesia a more developed country was not only the responsibility of the government, but also that of the young generation. Therefore, together they established IFL, as an organization that will bring youth together as one and make a change together. IFL aims to initiate, act, share, and inspire Indonesian’s youth to become great leaders in the future. Through capacity building, community service, and advocacy work, IFL is providing a channel for youth to obtain the skill needed to catalyze social change. With about 50+ staff, 500+ volunteers, and 8000+ online supporters, IFL has given impact for more than 40.000 people all around Indonesia, and still growing strong.
Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE) is an international charity that partners with communities around the world to activate the creative potential of young people and adult mentors. For over 15 years, PYE leaders have provided training and support to individuals and organisations to lead creativity-based transformative programmes for young people and adults through a proven methodology called the Creative Community Model. Programs based on our model provide skills that are vital to healthy youth development but are largely missing in youth programs and schools: creative thinking and social and emotional intelligence – including empathy. For more information about PYE please visit www.pyeglobal.org
SparkAction is a collaborative, “owned by all, used by all” journalism and advocacy platform to mobilize action by and for children and youth. At SparkAction, we believe that with stories, information and clear links to action, a community of people dedicated to improving the lives of America’s children and youth can truly make a difference. So together with our partners—hundreds of national and local organizations spanning the range of issues affecting children and youth -- we created a dynamic online community to inform and equip people to act. We hope you’ll join us.
As a national family of public charter school campuses, Imagine Schools partners with parents and guardians in the education of their children by providing high quality schools that prepare students for lives of leadership, accomplishment, and exemplary character. Founded in 2004 by Dennis and Eileen Bakke, Imagine Schools is a full-service operator of public charter schools. Imagine Schools operates 75 schools in 12 states and the District of Columbia. As a full-service charter school operator, Imagine is basically a multi-state “school district” educating approximately 40,000 students. As a member of the Imagine Schools’ family, schools share a common culture based on shared values and the Measures of Excellence. These elements are central to our approach in educating the whole child. While each school is uniquely tailored both in curriculum and structure, the integration of character development and academics sets Imagine campuses apart from other public schools. We use five Measures of Excellence to evaluate the effectiveness of each Imagine charter school. The measures are parent choice, academic achievement, character development, shared values, and economic sustainability. We annually report the grades in each Measure for all campuses. Our sixth measure, school development, is used to gauge the overall growth of Imagine Schools. Our work is guided by three shared values: integrity, justice, and fun. We apply “Joy at Work,” a unique organizational structure that puts teachers and school leaders squarely in charge of the decisions affecting the schools and students we serve. We are excited to partner with parents, communities, and boards to deliver high quality education that prepares students for life-long success.
SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 is a social platform project running from January 2011 to December 2012, financed by the European Commission’s 7th Research Framework Programme. Different societal stakeholders - from business, research, policy and civil society - are invited to participate in the development of a vision for sustainable lifestyles in 2050. This process will result in a roadmap for strategic action for policy makers and will deliver innovative ideas for business, research and society, regarding the enabling of sustainable lifestyles in European society.
Protsahan India is a youth led organization working under two broad heads of Creative Education & Skill Development. We use art for social development. We work at the grassroot level in urban slums and on streets in India empowering marginalized children and women. It all started in 2010 when a 23 year old quit her corporate job and started creatively educating seven little girls from slums who were being sexually/domestically abused. Gradually youngsters across the country started supporting her and Protsahan was born. Today, we have mobilized more than 12,000 young Indians living across borders for the cause that Protsahan stands for. We started with one room creative arts school in Delhi. We have touched the lives of over hundreds of children directly from streets & slums who were subjected to sexual abuse and drug abuse. We have also started programs for the marginalized slum women and artisans where we train them as design micro-entrepreneurs into making quality handicrafts, sanitary napkins etc. and are in the process of starting night schools for them. We believe in dignified earning and not blind charity.
Society for the Promotion and Inculcation of Human Aspirations (SPRIHA) aims to inculcate empathy and sensitivity in children through “innovative education”. Igniting imaginations in the minds of young children is actually the urgency of the world which cannot be overlooked. ‘Empathy’ is the capacity to recognize or understand another's state of mind or emotion. Imagination and empathy cannot stave off all hostile attacks, and they can do nothing to stop the onslaught of a natural disaster. But yes, Imagination and empathy do lead to a sense of responsibility and sensitivity. SPRIHA therefore considers “innovative education” above all other forms of education. Innovation alone can initiate the change in the process of thinking and action.
UWC (United World Colleges, or the United World Colleges), is a non-profit organization founded in 1962. The UWC movement believes that through education, shared experience and community service, colleges and schools UWC contribute to the formation of responsible global citizens, with political and environmental conscience, committed to the ideals of peace, justice, understanding and cooperation and the implementation of these ideals through action and personal example. Comprised of 13 schools and colleges in different countries by educating students aged between 2 and 21 years. Students and teachers from more than 100 nationalities and ethnic groups, representing different cultures, religions and political persuasions, live in an environment developed in order to promote peace and understanding among nations through education. Although each college, school and program UWC has distinct characteristics, they all share the same principles, mission and values. The UWC Brazil, or Brazilian committee, is the national arm of the UWC, and is a nonprofit association and its activities are maintained by donations. The UWC Brazil is formed by former students, educators, teachers, psychologists and other enthusiasts of the movement who dedicate their time voluntarily in the activities of the committee.
We are a team of young professionals and entrepreneurs wanting to change the world. We want to help awaken the entrepreneurial spirit among our readers and listeners. Under the concept of social journalism, inform and advise on issues related to employment, education, entrepreneurship and especially social entrepreneurship. We address all interested parties on these issues and especially to groups at risk of social exclusion such as immigrants, elderly and disabled or working groups that suffer inequalities as women and youth.
ITEN (Inter-American Teacher Education Network) is a professional network of leaders in education in the Americas who would like to share knowledge, experiences, research, and best practices in the field of teacher education. Based on a strategy of collaboration among countries, ITEN provides a space for interaction for all teacher education stakeholders in the region.
Founded in October 2000 in Brazil, the ‘Instituto Crescer para a Cidadania’ has as its mission: to act as a transforming agent, with the creation of growth opportunities and the development of people and organizations to provide conditions to achieve citizenship. The projects of the Institute include: Projeto Lá vem História; Educar com Tecnologias; Educação Um a Um; Conexão Digital; Projeto OCA; Diário da Colônia; Connecting Classrooms e Formação para Educação Digital. Most of them are focused on digital inclusion and community development. More information in http://institutocrescer.org.br Twitter: @instcrescer and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/institutocrescerpag
PaPaz Red de Padres y Madres is a network representing fathers and mothers that brings visibility to the factors that influence the development of a positive cultural background for children and teenagers. PaPaz Network is able to significantly influence the citizenship, the state, media and other public and private organizations so that they comply with the relevant laws and become socially responsible. The network is fully independent in economic, political and religious terms.