The Humanity Project

To create and implement innovative programs that teach children and adults how to use cooperation and social connection for individual development and grassroots community improvement

Of Tweets & Likes

| January 30, 2013

Ok, so right to the point: Would you please “Like” the Humanity Project? Oh, and “Follow” us too? :-) Of course, I’m talking about our organization’s active Facebook and Twitter pages. Here are the links. For the Humanity Project Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thehumanityproject And for our Twitter page: https://twitter.com/Humanity1 It’s all very painless, we promise.

No Bullying Around

| January 16, 2013

It’s a new school semester … and of course, the Humanity Project is quickly back among the students. One of the programs we teach is Anti-bullying Through The Arts, our acclaimed anti-bullying effort, and we wasted no time in getting this to a new group of elementary school kids. Our first program of the Winter-Spring 2013 session took place only three days after the new semester got underway.

Reaching Out

| November 4, 2012

The Humanity Project is very proud of our list of sponsors. They include State Farm and Broward Sheriff’s Office, the largest fully accredited sheriff’s department in the United States. Our sponsors also include Google, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, Dr. David Sharaf, Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation — and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital among others. You can find the full list at this link: http://thehumanityproject.com/sponsors/. On Halloween, we joined the good folks at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (JDCH) for another of their community open houses. What fun!

Let Us Help Your School

| June 21, 2012

Hard to believe it’s already summer vacation for the schools. But we all know how quickly these summers come and go. So we’re hoping you’ll talk to your school now — and suggest they bring the Humanity Project anti-bullying program to their kids in the fall. Remember, it’s a totally free program for elementary school students. Our sponsors and partners and members subsidize the cost.

Teaching The Kids

| April 30, 2012

We were back at it just today. on a rainy Monday morning as I post this blog. Less than two hours ago, we were finishing up our latest Humanity Project in-school session. This time, we were in the elementary schools again to teach our highly praised Anti-bullying Through The Arts program to hundreds of kids at Plantation Elementary in Plantation, Florida. This community is a large suburb of Fort Lauderdale, right between Miami and West Palm Beach. The kids were great! We gave our program to every child in the school: pre-K through grade 5.

The Humanity Project’s Gabriela Pinto talks with Plantation Elementary kids before our programThey enjoyed it, applauded it, clapped with our music and laughed at our jokes. More importantly, we’re sure they will remember our important lessons. And we’ll soon have the pre-post test scores back, results that in the past have proven that the young kids learned from our program

“Bully” Movie A Must-See

| April 15, 2012

The Humanity Project is proud to be part of the national anti-bullying movement. So much so, in fact, that our organization was recently contacted by the home office of Sears, requesting that the Humanity Project take part in a new national anti-bullying campaign by the retail chain. As they wrote to us, “I’m contacting you on behalf of Sears because your organization been identified as key leader in the anti-bullying movement.” It’s true — and our innovative program really works. We think it’s important, then, to add our voice to the widespread commentary on the movie, “Bully.” To us, this film is a gamechanger in the anti-bullying campaign. Why? Because it is the first major cultural medium to tackle this topic so forcefully and movingly.

Some Things Do Change

| February 28, 2012

This morning I went for a walk around my neighborhood in South Florida and spotted a bumper sticker on an old car. It read, “Some Things DO Change.” I got thinking about how refreshing that reminder is in today’s world, during a time when it’s so easy to feel discouraged. Because the bumper sticker has it right. Some things do change — many things, actually. Just look around for yourself. In my own lifetime, black people, women and others have gained a level of social equality that once seemed a distant hope. Now lesbians and gays, bisexuals and transgender people are slowly acquiring the same rights. More countries around the world offer greater democracy. There are fewer wars, believe it or not. The list goes on and on. Some things do change, truly.

Let Us Help

| December 4, 2011

The Humanity Project wants to help your school. Bring our Anti-bullying Through The Arts program to the elementary students in your life. If you look down a couple of blog posts below this one, you can read a bit more about our acclaimed program. It truly is acclaimed — by educators, counselors, prevention specialists, even the news media. With the holidays upon us, we won’t be back in the schools until 2012. But we’re already lining up our schedule for the winter-spring semester.

Grateful Times

| November 27, 2011

At the Humanity Project, we have much to be grateful for. We appreciate our members and supporters and friends, the folks who believe in our work. Each of our sponsors and community partners is in our thoughts too, those organizations and companies that make it possible for us to help others. They include Broward Sheriff’s Office, State Farm, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and the whole list of backers you’ll find on our “Sponsors/Community Partners” page on this website. Beyond all of that, we are deeply grateful for the chance to develop our ideas into practical programs that make a difference in the community — programs such as our Anti-bullying Through The Arts and Shared Value For Adults. We also connect with the public through our new PeacePage as well as through our podcasts, blogs, newsletters and more. Much more.

A Caring Partner

| July 29, 2011

We’ve just posted our latest podcast and want to let you know about it. Our guest is Sheriff Al Lamberti, the man responsible for running the largest fully accredited sheriff’s department in the United States: Broward Sheriff’s Office. We’ve been trying to arrange this discussion for a long time and finally the sheriff’s busy schedule allowed him to talk with the Humanity Project. Of course, BSO is the major community partner of the Humanity Project. They help us to bring our programs to more folks who need them. But this half-hour chat with Sheriff Lamberti covers some very interesting ground.