Making Caring Common
Raising kids who care about others and the common good.
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Impact

In 2018 alone, we reached millions online; worked with 400 schools and more than 3,000 educators to reach 100,000+ students; added our voice to the national conversation about misogyny and sexual harassment; tapped the knowledge of leading experts to plan a bold new parenting initiative; and made strong progress toward our goal of a college admissions process that celebrates students’ ethical strengths, promotes equity and access, and reduces excessive achievement pressure.

Our Impact

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In 2018 alone, we reached millions online; worked with 400 schools and provided strategies to more than 3,000 educators to reach 100,000+ students; added our voice to the national conversation about misogyny and sexual harassment; tapped the knowledge of leading experts to plan a bold new parenting initiative; and made strong progress toward our goal of a college admissions process that celebrates students’ ethical strengths, promotes equity and access, and reduces excessive achievement pressure.

By the numbers:

  • We earned 100+ media hits in 2018, including frequent coverage in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and NPR affiliates. Our media coverage was viewed 2.59 million times online and shared 152K times on social. We reached 1+ million through our Facebook page and earned more than 730,000+ impressions on Twitter.

  • We lent our voice and perspective to the national conversation about misogyny and sexual harassment with frequent national commentary and reporting on television, on the radio, in print, and online related to our report The Talk: How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment. Many schools and parents used our resources for engaging teens in conversations about preventing harassment and misogyny.

  • More than 30 national parenting experts and practitioners convened at HGSE to help us think through key questions related to empathy, gratitude, and diligence as we plan to launch our new Caring Families project.

  • Through our Caring Schools programs, we worked with more than 400 schools to make caring for others a priority in schools.

  • Through our Empathy in Schools research initiative and the Middle School Kindness Challenge, nearly 3,000 educators used and gave us feedback on strategies reaching an estimated 70,000 students.

  • Thousands of students and hundreds of teachers participated in our Character in College Admissions Initiative to develop a new tool for high schools and colleges to assess students’ ethical engagement. 4-6 colleges plan to work with us in 2019 to pilot new admission tools and/or processes.

  • Our list of academic endorsers for our Turning the Tide college admissions campaign grew to more than 200. The Common Application agreed to work with us on several changes aligned with the campaign’s goals.

Learn more about our work:

 
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TARGETED Research AND Initiatives For SchoolS, HomeS, and Communities


Low-Lift Resources AND Strategies for Educators and Families

 

TIMELY Reports THat shine a light on Barriers to Caring and Empathy


THOUGHTFUL Collaborations

 

STRONG Media Relationships


Our WONDERFUL Team


 

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