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

Making Caring Common leads a number of research projects and initiatives. From working directly with schools and teachers to spearheading national campaigns, we strive to make caring more common in all of our programming.

 

Making Caring Common leads a number of research projects and initiatives. From working directly with schools and teachers to spearheading national campaigns, we strive to make caring more common in all of our programming.

 

 
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Empathy in Schools Research Initiative

Help us test empathy-based approaches in your school.

We know that educators want to help students become more empathic and caring but often lack strategies they can implement with ease, flexibility, and regularity.

As part of our Empathy in Schools Initiative, teachers, counselors, and other interested school staff test empathy-based approaches grounded in our work with more than 170 schools over the last four years. If you are an educator in elementary, middle, or high school, we encourage you to join today!

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Caring Schools Network

In caring school communities, students can grow academically, build healthy relationships, and develop key social and emotional skills such as empathy and gratitude. Caring schools can help reduce bias, combat sexual harassment, and minimize bullying and other problem behaviors.

Using Making Caring Common’s School Culture and Climate Surveys, schools in the Caring Schools Network (CSN) collect data related to:

School values

Safety

Bullying, discrimination, and harassment

Student and adult relationships

Rules and expectations

Schools then work with our team to use data and light-lift strategies to improve school culture and climate and to build key skills in students over the course of an academic year.

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Youth Advisory Board

Help us amplify youth voices and perspectives.

Making Caring Common’s Youth Advisory Board is a diverse group of high school students from across the country who are committed to making schools more caring and respectful places through everyday interactions. Members guide our understanding of and help devise solutions to the most pressing moral issues and social challenges of their peer groups, such as bullying and exclusion. They provide feedback on our ideas, share their thoughts on current events, and make sure we’re on the right track when communicating information to young people.

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