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

Our Website: A Primer

| August 25, 2015

Just in case there’s any confusion about this website … because, well, I can understand how it could happen. So let me put together a short primer for you. You might come to our website and read our trademarked slogan: “Helping kids to help kids!” And our mission statement: “To create innovative arts-based programs that help youth solve pressing social problems through collaborative efforts that emphasize the value of each individual.” And then, perhaps, you may read a few blogs, maybe listen to a podcast or sift through some of our fables — and you could be forgiven for wondering, “I thought this was for kids!” It is … and let me explain.

Why You Should Share Baseball With Your Kids

| July 18, 2015

Maybe it’s time to rediscover baseball … with your kids. Perhaps they’re your own kids, or young relatives or the kids of friends or neighbors. They could be kids you work with somehow, possibly through a nonprofit such as the Humanity Project. They might even be your grandkids. But I’m going to make the case in this blog that baseball is well worth your time. And theirs.

Getting Better All The Time

| January 10, 2015

There’s a line from a wonderful song by the Beatles that goes, “I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time.” As 2015 begins, that’s our message from the Humanity Project to you. Despite the headlines, despite all the tragedy and illness and death that seem to surround us, things in the world actually are getting better. Want proof? Consider some statistics.

From Us … To You

| December 31, 2013

A joyful, healthy, productive and constructive 2014 to everyone … from everyone at the Humanity Project!

100 Podcasts & Counting

| November 20, 2013

It’s true! Our latest podcast is Number 100 for the Humanity Project Podcast. We began doing these in March 2006, when we still had to explain to most people what a podcast was. We don’t have to do that now, of course. For our 100th edition, I chatted with our producer/engineer, Matt Corey, who owns Zebra Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Bridging Humanity With Love

| November 12, 2013

(Editor’s Note: This guest blog was written for the Humanity Project by Tina Cornely, founder and CEO of the nonprofit, Bridging Humanity. You can read more about Ms. Cornely in her bio at the end of this blog.)

What IS The Humanity Project?

| October 14, 2013

Ok, good question. We still hear it a lot: “What is the Humanity Project?” Basically, our mission involves putting a profound idea to practical use. We try to turn a deep insight about human beings into programs that work in the real everyday world. So what is that deep insight, that profound idea? It is this: Every single human being thrives or withers based on a constantly evolving self-image. If that sounds vague, it isn’t. Here’s what I mean.

Ideas That Matter

| October 1, 2013

Have you visited the Humanity Project “Quotes” page lately? You should. It is updated on the first of each month with five positive, thoughtful quotes from great minds. Some of these come from the mouths or pens of famous people. Some come from folks you may not be familiar with. Here is one of those, a quotation we discovered by an Indian spiritual teacher named Osho, who lived from 1931 to 1990.

Charter For Compassion

| August 19, 2013

We are pleased to announce a new Humanity Project collaboration. It is with a respected worldwide organization called the Charter for Compassion International. We were honored that they extended an invitation to the Humanity Project to join their coalition, which includes more than 150 cities and 300 other partners working to take compassionate action that improves lives. Among the many notables who have signed the Charter for Compassion are Muhammad Ali, Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Paul Simon, Quincy Jones, Deepak Chopra and Queen Noor of Jordan. The Humanity Project is in good company indeed.

Imagine If We Were Number One

| July 6, 2013

(Editor’s Note: This blog was written by Dr. Laura Finley, Vice President of the Humanity Project Board of Directors. Dr. Finley is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Barry University.) Imagine if we were number one. No, not number one in military spending (which we are). Not number one in incarceration rates (which we are as well). What if, instead of these things, the U.S. became hyper-focused on becoming the most peaceful nation on earth? The recently released 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI) placed the U.S.100th out of 162 countries. That’s not so spectacular.