Partners

We are grateful for the collaboration of these amazing organizations and individuals!

Collaborations (in alphabetical order):   

AISD- Becker Elementary School (Valerie Borchers, Principal) played in the Compassion Games throughout the 2015-2016 school year with the help and leadership of the school’s “No Place for Hate” counsellor.  Becker Elementary posted wonderful stories of student compassionate action on the Compassion Games Report Map!  http://www.beckerelementary.com/

Becker_Logo

Becker Elementary School- Austin

 

 

 

AISD- Cunningham Elementary School (Amy Lloyd, Principal) received an Ashoka Innovation Grant to support Compassionate Austin in Spring, 2015.  The school’s Art Specialist involved students in learning about compassion and commissioned a Compassion Tree sculpture for the school grounds.  A teacher assisted with the initial steps of creating the Compassionate Austin website: selecting the theme, designing the script on the header image, and loading the initial content prepared by Compassionate Austin. Cunningham passed the Compassion Torch to Becker Elementary School.  http://www.cunninghamcobras.com/

Cunningham Elementary School- Austin

Cunningham Elementary School- Austin

AISD- Rosedale School (Elizabeth Dickey, Principal) played in the Compassion Games throughout the 2015-2016 school year.  Teachers and students also came to City Hall on April 14, 2016 to support the Austin City Council Resolution designating Austin as a Compassionate City.  Rosedale School posted wonderful stories of student compassionate action on the Compassion Games Report Map!  https://rosedaleproud.org/

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The Amala Foundation inspires people to grow as individuals and as leaders in service to humanity. They graciously donated their space for David Breaux’s talk on Compassion during his January, 2015 visit to Austin.  Also, Amala collaborates in Peace Day Austin.   www.amalafoundation.org

Amala Foundation

Amala Foundation

The Austin Public Library:  The Austin Public Libraries collaborate to help involve libraries in the Compassionate Austin movement.   The Austin Public Library sent a representative to City Hall on  April 14, 2016 in support of  the Austin City Council Resolution designating Austin as a Compassionate City.  http://library.austintexas.gov/terrazas-branch

Terrazas Library

Terrazas Library

Calder Kamin is the artist who created the Compassion Tree Sculpture for Cunningham Elementary School.  http://calderkamin.com/

Compassion Tree Sculpture

Compassion Tree Sculpture

David Breaux’s global Compassion Tour brings awareness to compassion. David visited Austin in Jan, 2015, inspiring many collaborations. www.facebook.com/groups/thecompassiontour

David Breaux- The Compassion Tour- Austin

David Breaux- The Compassion Tour- Austin

Earth Day Austin is an annual celebration and exposition of environmental sustainability and eco-friendly exhibits and events.  Many of the Earth Day Austin exhibitors as well as the Earth Day Austin Festival (as a whole) particpated in the Earth Week Compassion Games, April, 2016.  An Earth Day Austin representative spoke at City Hall, supporting the Austin City Council Resolution designating Austin as a Compassionate City.

Earth Day Austin

Earth Day Austin

 

 

 

 

iACT (Interfaith Action of Central Texas) builds healthy relationships between faith communities. In addition to loaning us their Red Bench for our 2015 MLK event, they donated their Austin American Statesman article and Storycorps recording sessions to help us spread the word about compassion.  The Executive Director came to City Hall on April 14, 2016 and spoke in support of the Austin City Council Resolution designating Austin as a Compassionate City.  iACT participates in the Compassion Games!  http://interfaithtexas.org

Compassion Conversation- Red Bench- Austin

The iACT Red Bench at the MLK Festival 2015

KAZI Radio Station:  Kenneth Thompson at KAZI FM invited David Breaux to his morning show, “The Wake Up Call” to talk about the Compassion Tour.  http://www.kazifm.org/

KAZI Radio Morning Show- Compassion Conversation

KAZI Radio Morning Show- Compassion Conversation

The Kindness Journey activates and spreads the word about kindness. Kindness ambassadors Jaden & Amanda Winn visited Austin- Jan-Feb, 2015. www.thekindnessjourney.com

Story Corps- The Kindness Journey

Story Corps- The Kindness Journey

Peace Day Austin:  is a collaborative grass roots initiative to explore, express,  share, welcome, and celebrate what peace means to each of us as we travel from 9/11, a Day of Remembrance and Service,  to 9/21, the United Nations International Day of Peace.  Peace Day Austin coincides with the 11 Days of Global Unity and the Compassion Games and helps engage people throughout Austin and vicinity in acts of peace and compassion.  Peace Day Austin was represented at City Hall in support of the Compassionate Austin Resolution.  http://www.peacedayaustin.org/

Peace Day Austin

Peace Day Austin

 

 

 

 

Peace Through Commerce:  Peace Through Commerce participates in Peace Day Austin activities. http://www.peacethroughcommerce.org/

Peace Through Commerce

Peace Through Commerce

Peace Through Pie:  Peace Through Pie participates in Peace Day Austin activities.  http://peacethroughpie.org/

Peace Through Pie

Peace Through Pie

The Raindrop Women’s Association / Turkish House invited Lesa R. Walker, MD, MPH (Founder of the Compassionate Austin Movement) to speak at their February, 2016 Coffee Night event.  The Executive Director came to City Hall April 14, 2016 and spoke in support of the Austin City Council Resolution designating Austin as a Compassionate City.  The organization also participates in the Compassion Games.  http://www.raindropturkishhouse.org/texas/austin

Raindrop Women's Association

Raindrop Women’s Association

 

 

 

 

Seton Cove invited Lesa Walker, MD, MPH (Founder of the Compassionate Austin Movement) to give a weekly seminar for 3 weeks in August, 2015 as part of the Seton Cove program offerings.  http://www.setoncove.net/

Seton Cove

Seton Cove

Subud International Cultural Association (SICA):  SICA inspires Peace Day Austin activities.  http://www.subud-sica.org/

Peace Day Austin

Peace Day Austin

University of Texas Project on Conflict Resolution (UTPCR)- Moody College of Communication: Global Ethics and Conflict Resolution Summer Symposium– June, 2016.   Lesa R. Walker, MD, MPH (Founder of the Compassionate Austin Movement) was invited to present about Compassionate Austin and “3D” compassion to high school students attending the symposium.

UT- Summer Symposium

UT- Summer Symposium

 

 

 

 

University of Texas School of Public Health in Austin:  Master Degree students at the University of Texas School of Public Health (Austin campus) did service projects in Spring, 2015 to help with the Compassion Assessment of Austin.  Student projects/internships are available annually to assist with Compassionate Austin activities.  https://sph.uth.edu/campuses/austin/

University of Texas School of Public Health- Austin

University of Texas School of Public Health- Austin

 

 Affiliations/Memberships/Partnerships:

The Charter for Compassion International (CfCI): http://www.charterforcompassion.org/

Charter- Join the Movement

Charter- Join the Movement

The CfCI Compassionate Communites Campaign: http://www.charterforcompassion.org/index.php/communities/overview

Compassionate Communities Campaign

Compassionate Communities Campaign

The Compassion Games International: http://compassiongames.org/

Compassion Games International

Compassion Games International

The 11 Days of Global Unity- Tomorrow Together Campaign

Tomorrow Together Campaign

Tomorrow Together Campaign

 

 

 

1 Billion Acts of Peace (nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize): http://www.1billionacts.org/

1 Billion Acts of Peace

1 Billion Acts of Peace