ABOUT US

VISION

American democracy will be grounded in civic participation and mutual understanding.

MISSION

Catalyze a generation of leaders who bridge divides and strengthen civic dialogue.

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OUR VALUES

We respect ourselves and others. We have confidence in our own ideas while seeking to understand and value alternative perspectives.

Respect

We commit to continuous learning about ourselves and others, seeing our mistakes as opportunities to learn, and supporting others through challenge. We commit to humbly naming when we don’t know how to do something or need help.

Growth

We commit to open communication, and to taking risks to have hard conversations.

Openness

We work collaboratively with each other and the communities where we live and serve. We listen first, and continuously seek to elevate diverse and divergent perspectives.

Community

We take responsibility for our actions and their impact on others.

Accountability

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AMERICA DIVIDED

America's divisions are tearing at the fabric of our democracy

and the relationships of everyday Americans.

Americans more ideologically divided than in the past.

And we are more geographically polarized today than at any point since 1860.

America is nearing a critical tipping point. Fueled by deep cultural divisions,

partisan polarization is tearing at the fabric of our democracy by

eroding trust and compassion between friends, neighbors, and institutions.

We aim to catalyze a generation of young people to lead in depolarizing our society. To learn how, read about our Fellowship Program.