Courage & Renewal Affiliate Organizations
Courage & Renewal North Texas is offered through a partnership of area education institutions, businesses, civic organizations and faith communities as an expression of support for the important work of educators and other leaders in the greater North Texas area.
Courage & Renewal Northeast is partnering with other Courage & Renewal Facilitators and educational leaders to support the growth of Courage to Teach and Courage to Lead in the Boston area and throughout New England. This project is supported by Wellesley College and a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Courage & Renewal Oregon, aka Oregon Courage Community, has a website that lists their programs, retreats, and events they sponsor, designed to nurture personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it. This project is supported by Lewis & ClarkGraduate School of Education & Counseling.
Fetzer Institute is a private operating foundation that supports research, education, and service programs exploring the integral relationships among body, mind, and spirit. In the wake of September 11, 2001, the Fetzer board created a new mission for their work: to foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community. Inspired by the vision of John E. Fetzer, the Institute's guiding purpose is to awaken into and serve Spirit for the transformation of self and society, based on the principles of wholeness of reality, freedom of spirit, and unconditional love. The Institute believes that the critical issues in the world can best be served by integrating the inner life of mind and spirit with the outer life of action and service in the world.
"Gardening the Teacher's Heart" in South Korea is a program developed by a kindred organization with the Center's support.
Center for Spirituality & Healing was established in 1995 at the University of Minnesota and is a nationally recognized leader in integrative medicine, bringing together biomedical, complementary, cross-cultural and spiritual care. With an eye toward a new model of health care in the 21st century, the Center provides interdisciplinary education, clinical care and outreach, and facilitates evidence-based research to enhance—and transform—health care practice, health sciences education, and patient care.
Center for Renewal and Wholeness in Higher Education is leading the formation movement among colleges, and is a resource and catalyst for personal and institutional work toward wholeness and authenticity. Their mission is to enable institutions of higher education to create transformative communities of faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, community partners, and students. They strive to foster communities of the heart by working with colleges committed to supporting individual and institutional formation.
The Institute for Jewish Spirituality is dedicated to enriching the spiritual dimension of Judaism. Through nourishing the inner lives of rabbis, cantors, educators, lay leaders and Jews of all denominations, our programs of text study, meditation, prayer, yoga and spiritual direction answer a yearning among so many Jews for religious practice that weaves together their love of Judaism with their deepest search for meaning. We believe that the work of the soul prompts the compassion and open-heartedness that can heal our world.
The Institute for Poetic Medicine Founded in 2005 by John Fox, they are dedicated to healing body, mind and spirit through the creative and therapeutic process of hearing and writing poetry.
PassageWorks, founded and directed by Rachael Kessler, is dedicated to transforming the culture of classrooms, schools and districts so that the inner life of students and teachers is safe, nurtured and welcomed.
Open Circle works with school communities to help children become ethical people, contributing citizens and successful learners. By helping schools implement the unique Open Circle Curriculum, they foster the development of relationships that support safe, caring and respectful learning communities of children and adults.
Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) is an association of foundations, corporate contributions programs and other private grantmakers. NCG supports the activity of more than 175 member grantmakers active in the Bay Area, with combined grantmaking of more than $1 billion annually.
The Responsive Classroom is an approach to teaching developed by the Northeast Foundation for Children. The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching and learning fosters safe, challenging, and joyful classrooms and schools, kindergarten through eighth grade.
Positive Futures Network (PFN)'s goal is to enhance the power of people working to create a more just, sustainable, and compassionate future by increasing their public visibility, their sense of interconnection and their access to visions, tools, stories and techniques for change. PFN is best known for their publication YES! A Journal of Positive Futures. PFN can provide teachers with a one-year subscription at no cost.
still learning, inc. is about renewing what we do by reclaiming who we are, in the world of work, the world of parenting, the world of family, the world of leadership. Founded by national CCR facilitator Sally Z. Hare and her husband and partner, Jim R. Rogers, still learning is dedicated to the lifelong learning of teachers, educators, parents, business and other community leaders through renewal programs in workshop and retreat settings all over the country.