The portrait of The Listening is a mosaic of many different models and influences. Ranging from policy-making to value-stating, our local movement is an indicator of a larger groundswell. Below are some of the available resources that influence our work.
Children’s Defense Fund
CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor children, children of color and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments before they get sick, drop out of school, get into trouble or suffer family breakdown.
United States Department of Arts and Culture
The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is a people-powered department — a grassroots action network inciting creativity to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging.
The People’s Supper
Their website says, “We aim to repair the breach in our interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences, leading to more civil discourse… Suppers are a place where we can come together over one of humanity’s most ancient and simple rituals. A place where we can share meaningful stories, good food, and a sense of community. A place where we can build understanding and trust.”
MENTOR’s mission is to fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America’s young people and to close the mentoring gap for the one in three young people growing up without this critical support.
How We Gather
How We Gather is Millennial-led spiritual startup collaboration between Harvard Divinity School, the Fetzer Institute and On Being. What began in 2015 as a student-led exploration of how Millennials are finding and building communities of meaning and belonging has morphed into a ground-breaking study of organizations that are effectively unbundling and remixing the functions historically performed by traditional religious institutions.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.