Our Partners

MCC collaborates with like-minded organizations and experts to help develop and deliver key messages and evidence-based interventions. MCC is proud to partner with the following experts and organizations on the projects and initiatives listed below. 

Social and Emotional Development Coalition (SEED) 

MCC has brought together the following experts and organizations, informally called the Social and Emotional Development Coalition (SEED), to share ideas and find common ground on key issues in the field. We issued our first joint statement in October on how parents/caregivers can develop caring, ethical children.

Career Training Concepts / H.E.A.R.–Helping Everyone Achieve Respect
Cartoon Network
Center for Character and Citizenship at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
Center for the 4th and 5th Rs, SUNY Cortland
Character Education Partnership (CEP)
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Committee for Children
Common Sense Media
Deborah Temkin
Facing History and Ourselves
Great Schools
Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley
Jessica Berlinski, Adaptive Health Systems
Jubilee Center for Character and Virtues
Making Caring Common, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Maurice J. Elias, Director, Social-Emotional Learning Lab, Rutgers University
Michele Borba
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National School Climate Center
Peace First
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation
YMCA of the USA


Additional Partnerships

The BULLY Project

The Bully ProjectMaking Caring Common partnered with the BULLY Project to provide schools with resources and strategies to prevent bullying. These strategies are based in research and in the wisdom of practitioners, and are intended to prevent bullying and promote ethical capacities in students. These resources guide parents and school leaders in creating just and caring communities and include questions for students and parents to ask school leaders. Additionally, we created an extensive set of resources for the Bully Film website as well as we developed a set of strategies for educators that are featured in the Bully film Educators DVD and Toolkit. To learn more, follow the links below.


Project SeatbeltWith our partners at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and the Chrysler Corporation, we developed Project SEATBELT, a groundbreaking initiative to prevent bullying and other negative behaviors. The Project SEATBELT website includes bullying prevention strategies and resources for promoting caring and just communities for parents, educators, and community members. The site features tips for preventing and responding to bullying, a blog, a bullying quiz, and many additional resources.


Helping Everyone Achieve Respect (H.E.A.R.)

HEARWith our partners at Career Training Concepts (CTC) and the Empowerment Initiative, we have developed H.E.A.R. (Helping Everyone Achieve Respect), a new anti-bullying presentation designed specifically for high school students. This 50-minute classroom presentation addresses bullying in high schools and gives students an opportunity to reflect on real bullying and cruelty situations and brainstorm effective ways to respond. Participating schools also receive student workbooks, instructor notes, and a support website that houses program information and student and school resources. Presentations are sponsored by the Army National Guard and are offered at no cost to schools. Click here to learn more about this project.


AshokaMaking Caring Common partnered with Ashoka to develop a set of strategies and recommendations for building empathy targeted to academic audiences and practitioners. This work was developed to support and inform Ashoka’s national Start Empathy campaign, an initiative dedicated to elevated empathy as a core 21st century skill. To learn more, follow the links below: