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


Making Caring Common (MCC) helps parents, caregivers, and educators raise kids who care about others and the common good.

Our Mission


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:

In the course of this work, we investigate key topics that both help children develop important moral and social capacities and also reduce the harm and biases that can act as barriers to young people’s empathy and moral growth.

We welcome you to explore our reports and initiatives, use and share our resources for families and educators, stay up-to-date with our newsletter, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and contact us with any questions.


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