The Gift of Compassion focuses on under-served and under-resourced communities, integrating ancient practices with current conditions to help bring clarity and healing into the lives of both youth and adults. The program uses art as a portal to meditation…
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 provide students with key behaviors sought by Common Core Standards.
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.
Commonweal proudly says goodbye to one of our foundational programs, as the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness moves into the good hands of Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.
For the first time in July, Commonweal hosted a week-long youth arts camp on our Bolinas site, bringing together 30 youth of diverse backgrounds to delve deeply into self-knowledge, self-expression, group bonding, and community activism.
In December, our Juvenile Justice Program was the recipient of a 2-year grant from Battery Powered to continue important work advocating for prison reform for juveniles. Find out more about what this program has been doing.