The Compassionate Atlanta Organizing Team has identified five specific initiatives to support:
1. Community Conversations
One of the best ways to raise awareness about the benefits of compassionate action is to host “compassion conversations” with friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers. Compassionate Atlanta will be holding city-wide conversations throughout the year. If you want to join in on the conversation, please sign up for our newsletter for upcoming programming or follow us on FB, Instagram and Twitter.
2. Charter Partners
The Charter for Compassion’s call-to-action has inspired businesses, schools and other organizations to adopt the Golden Rule. If you are in the Greater Atlanta area and would like to learn more about the Charter Partners program, please contact info@CompassionateATL.org. If you want to become a Charter Partner, please visit the Charter for Compassion website.
3. (CIT) Compassionate Integrity Training
Compassionate Atlanta provides guidance and support to organizations, businesses and individuals to help them bring more mindfulness and compassion into their daily lives. Compassionate Atlanta has staff that are trained facilitators in Compassionate Integrity Training from Life University. By learning skills to calm our bodies & mind, we can build towards compassionate integrity. CIT is a resiliency-informed program that cultivates human values, so we can all thrive. This course is offered both locally and on-line through the Charter for Compassion International. If you are interested in the international online class click here. If you are interested in offering a class to your group, please contact Leanne@CompassionateATL.org.
4. Living Compassionately in a Diverse World
Compassionate Atlanta is engaging partners and organizations in the greater Atlanta area to create conversations and programming about appreciating the differences we all bring to the table. Our communities possess a great deal of knowledge, expertise and a willingness to learn how to be more compassionate to others who are different from ourselves. The first step is recognition and then listening and learning. We invite you to be part of this process. Stay tuned for upcoming conversations and programming. If interested in participating, please contact info@CompassionateATL.org.
5. Children and Youth Initiative
We know that our children and youth face many challenges as they grow up in a complicated world. Educators and families often struggle with helping children face these challenges. Compassionate Atlanta seeks to increase the opportunities for understanding and compassionate action in the lives of our children and youth in order to create more vibrant and healthy communities, schools and families. This summer Compassionate Atlanta launched the Compassionate ATL Program for teens 13-18 years old. These are individually based projects for teens to participate in compassionate action projects that engage their interests, meet community needs and adhere to health and safety guidelines during COVID -19. Many of these projects are no contact and inspire community health and wellbeing for all. Here is the Ambassador Handbook. If you know a teen that wants to get involved, contact Brooke@CompassionateATL.org and Shana@CompassionateATL.org.