Making Caring Common (MCC), a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, helps educators, parents, and communities raise children who are caring, responsible to their communities, and committed to justice.
“The problem with [college applications] is usually they’re not explicit enough, so if you say ‘report on any responsibilities or activities you had outside of school,’ the kids who are taking care of a sick relative don’t know to report those things or are too humble to report them,” Weissbourd said. “Our goal is to encourage them to report those things and provide examples of what to report.” Read more on our college admissions work in The Atlantic's profile of MCC faculty director, Rick Weissbourd.
If we don’t teach our children about love, the outside world will do it for us. “We spend an enormous amount of time preparing people for work, but do nothing to prepare them for love,” he says. Read more on Rick Wiessbourd's expertise on helping teens build healthy relationships in the Washington Post.
“You are trying to help your kids understand another human being.” Check out Real Simple's piece where faculty director Rick Weissbourd talks about using the news and current events to help instill more empathy in you kids.