Making Caring Common (MCC) helps parents, caregivers, and educators raise kids who care about others and the common good.
We help families, educators, and communities raise kids who care about others and the common good.
Our vision is a world in which children have the moral and social capacities to care about and value the humanity in others — particularly those who are different from them — and engage with their communities, sacrifice for the greater good, and treat people well day to day. We believe that children with these capacities have the power to uplift our culture and heal the wounds of divisiveness.
We use research, the expertise of practitioners, and the insights of caregivers and youth to develop effective, scalable, low-burden approaches to promote these key capacities in children. Our approaches seek to both motivate parents and educators to take action and also fit into busy home and school routines.
This work includes:
Timely reports that probe major barriers to young people’s empathy and care for others;
Research that explores moral and social challenges and identifies promising solutions;
National initiatives and campaigns that mobilize families and educators;
Light-lift strategies and other resources for families and for educators designed to fit into busy home and school routines;
Collaborations and national media work that spark national dialogue and motivate families and educators to take action.