Visual Thinking Strategies

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a method initiated by teacher-facilitated discussions of art images and documented to have a cascading positive effect on both teachers and students. It is perhaps the simplest way in which teachers and schools can…

Collaborative on Health and the Environment

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is an international partnership, founded in 2002 at Commonweal, committed to strengthening the scientific and public dialogue on environmental factors linked to chronic disease and disability. CHE…

The New School at Commonweal

Imagine that you could listen to—and talk with—U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin. Or with visionary writers like Terry Tempest Williams, Jean Shinoda Bolen, and David Whyte; integrative physicians like Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, and David Servan-Schreiber;…

The Center for Creative Community

The Center for Creative Community (C3) at Commonweal explores the intersection of dialogue, cognition, creativity, and community. C3 seeks to deepen our exploration of complex issues in our world—issues that many Commonweal programs confront daily.