The “C” of the New ABCs


Resources for engaging in meaningful activities with supportive adults and peers where all are seen, heard, and valued.



Deep Listening

This 8-minute video from Otto Scharmer, co-founder of MIT’s Sloan School of Management Presencing Institute describes four levels of listening and why listening is essential to connectedness.

The Power & Science of Social Connection

Emma Seppälä’s areas of expertise are health psychology, well-being, and resilience. She conducts research, writes and speaks about the science of happiness, social connection, and compassion.

Online Resources

A Call to Connection: Rediscovering the Transformative Power of Relationships 

A set of accessible and adaptable ideas on the “how”and “why” of human connection.

A podcast hosted by Robert Balfanz,
director of the Everyone Graduates Center.

Conversations with leaders in education from around the country on bold new ideas and research-based strategies for redesigning American education to more effectively engage all students and equip them for the challenges of today’s workplace and world.

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