Making Caring Common
Raising kids who care about others and the common good.
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Read the latest from Making Caring Common! You’re in the right place for our media coverage, general updates, and press releases. Topics include: Access and Equity, Bias, Bullying, Caring and Empathy, College Admissions, Gender, MCC Update, Misogyny and Sexual Harassment, Moral and Ethical Development, Parenting, Romantic Relationships, School Culture, Trauma, and Youth Advisory Board.

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Read the latest from Making Caring Common! You’re in the right place for our media coverage, general updates, and press releases. Our work spans a range of topics, all connected by our commitment to forefront caring and concern for the common good at school, at home, and in our communities. You can review what’s new below or use the dropdown to sort by topic.

Join our email list and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to stay current with Making Caring Common’s news and updates. If you’re a member of the media, please visit our Media Room.

 

 

Update: October 2017

 
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Last chance to enter the KIND Schools Challenge!

Don't miss out on the KIND Schools Challenge, which helps students and teachers bring more kindness to their schools. Project coaching, teacher stipends ($1000 for 10 finalists), and financial support for student projects (up to $400) are provided by Making Caring Common and the KIND Foundation, a charitable foundation started by KIND Healthy Snacks.

The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

Have questions? Send us an email at kindchallenge@makingcaringcommon.org or schedule a call with a member of our team.
 

In the news

Making Caring Common was featured in a range of publications for our research on sexual harassment, misogyny, and empathy. Read more:

For more information and resources, check out our website, and be sure to follow Making Caring Common on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation online.
 

Help us find our new Sr. Program Coordinator!

Do you know a creative, dynamic educator (or someone with experience in schools) with a passion for building young people’s empathy and caring? Our new position at Making Caring Common might be a perfect fit.

We’re hiring a Sr. Program Coordinator to coordinate MCC’s work with schools, including work to deepen the impact of our work mobilizing and supporting high schools in developing students' concerns for others and their communities, our national KIND Schools Challenge, our Youth Advisory Board, and our Caring Schools program.
 

Funding opportunity from Greater Good Science Center

Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) has announced a request for proposals (RFP) to help parents nurture generosity, gratitude, forgiveness, and related "prosocial" skills in themselves and their children.

With funding from the John Templeton Foundation, the GGSC is offering awards of between $25,000 to $150,000 to organizations that serve parents, particularly education programs run through schools, houses of worship, community centers, or other community-based organizations. The programs must develop or expand innovative ways to educate parents on the research-based keys to guiding children toward choices that place the long-term good of their communities ahead of their immediate self-interest.

The deadline to submit a proposal is December 11.
 

Staff picks

We're excited to welcome Alexis Ditkowsky to the Making Caring Common team as our Senior Communications Manager. With a career spanning social impact, education, technology, and the arts, Alexis harnesses digital opportunities to build communities, connect people to resources, and amplify diverse voices.

This month, Alexis recommends Build the Future, a town hall event hosted by NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis that focused on the issues facing young adults after high school. You can watch the full program, which includes interviews, panels, and testimonials, on the NBC Parent Toolkit site.


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