Act. Improvise. Overcome.
We create impact by
Supporting spontaneous leaders
We believe that even those who act can use help.
People who step up to help themselves and others often act even though they’re inexperienced, overwhelmed, or unsure how to move forward. We provide services to help them succeed.
We believe that acting starts with practicing.
We don’t want someone’s first crisis to be the Big One. We design immersive learning experiences that let people practice helping themselves and the people around them in a crisis. Then we teach community organizations to spread learning in their communities.
We don’t believe in guessing.
All of our work is grounded in proven research, systematic experimentation, and continual evaluation. We work with researchers to exchange ideas and methods across disciplines. If no one has the answers we need, or we need a dose of reality, we do our own research.
From our blog
On Nov 11, 2017, a major earthquake struck Ross Ct in Palo Alto CA. 21 residents, 3 dogs, and 4 cats …
The good news is that people really do take up leadership spontaneously. The bad news is…
By Annette Glanckopf / May 25 2017 / Palo Alto CA
Last weekend, the Ventura neighborhood of Pepper…
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