Making Caring Common’s vision is a world in which children learn to care about others and the common good, treat people well day to day, come to understand and seek fairness and justice, and do what is right even at times at a cost to themselves.
Our vision is a world in which children learn to care about others and the common good, treat people well day to day, come to understand and seek fairness and justice, and do what is right even at times at a cost to themselves.
We believe that young people with these capacities will become community members and citizens who can strengthen our democracy, mend the fractures that divide us, and create a more caring, just world.
Since 2013, Making Caring Common has worked towards this vision with families, educators, and communities by:
Working directly with schools and educators through our Caring Schools Network, Caring Schools #CommonGood Campaign, and Empathy in Schools Research Initiative;
Leveraging the power of key adult institutions, such as college admissions, to send messages to young people about the importance of concern for others and the common good;
Developing a bold new initiative to identify and create strategies for parents and caregivers that effectively develop children’s gratitude, empathy, and diligence;
Publishing timely reports and investigating key topics that help children develop concern for others and their communities and also reduce the harm and biases that can act as barriers to their empathy and moral growth;
Collaborating with partners and engaging in national media work to amplify our messages and elevate the importance of developing children’s care for others and the common good in our public dialogue.