About Us

We are an alliance of business, community, educational and non-profit leaders who believe it’s important for every person and every relationship to grow. That’s why we’re committed to providing resources and training to strengthen any relationship.

We believe amazing things happen when individuals, families, businesses and community leaders live out specific relational values – like compassion, respect, acceptance and empathy.  We are also certain that because people are hardwired to connect in close relationships, bad things tend to happen without caring connection. That’s why we work hard to strengthen connections at home, in school, in the workplace and in our communities.

Why is this all so important?

DOWNSTREAM in our homes, schools, workplaces, and communities, we seem to be "tumbling from crisis to crisis" as the symptoms of fragmented relationships, entitlement attitudes and love "growing cold" take their toll on civil society.

UPSTREAM from such symptoms we find HOPE through Relational Values such as respect, gratitude, acceptance and legacy lived out through Relational Skills like compassion, conflict resolution and giving first. 

At Home

In Community

"The fulfillment of needs is positively correlated with a higher sense of well-being across all world regions."  —Tay, Louis, and Diener, Ed (2011).

"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."  — Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Leader and Nobel Prize Winner
Humans are "hard-wired" to connect and without caring connection, bad things tend to happen.  — Hardwired to Connect, 2003 Institute for American Value

"Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things." —Albert Enstein (1979)

At Work

"Great managers engage their teams on several levels.  First, they display genuine care and concern for their people.  By building strong, trusting relationships with their staff, they can engender an open and positive work atmosphere in which employees feel supported and engaged." —Gallup (2013)
"Corporations function according to a simple-minded and (one could argue) pathological philosophy:  the single-minded pursuits of profits.  Not included:  personal and family values, religion and spiritual values, love and friendship, a sense of community, a sense of patriotism, local loyalty, a sense of non-contractual obligation to employees, managers, customers, vendors, and the environment."  —Robert Solomon, Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business and Philosophy and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin

At School

Imagine an expanded vision for Academic, Social, Emotional learning where schools, parents and the community partner together to develop  "caring,  connected students with the Academic and Relational skills to make significant and lasting contributions to their World." 
"Empathy is the fundamental 'people skill'. People who are empathetic are more attuned to the subtle social signals that indicate what others need or want."  —Goleman (1995)

In Faith

And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.'  This is the great and foremost commandment.  The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  —Matthew 22:37-39
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."  —Martin Luther King, Jr.