Stand as One

Stand as One is our resilience and well-being initiative for parents of children living in under-resourced communities on the south side of Chicago. We introduce parents to an intuitive, empowering method of gaining a greater understanding of the mind. The positive change is almost immediate and wonderfully contagious. Stand as One begins with a day retreat, followed by opportunities to continue to build safer, thriving learning environments for our children.

Principals are telling us they are seeing more active parent engagement as a result of Stand as One. Parents are telling us about their stronger relationships with family teachers.

The Stand as One movement is building across neighborhoods like South Shore, Washington Park, Woodlawn, and Bronzeville. Parents are also driving positive, collective change by participating in Every Child Reads and as education advocates.

“The [Stand as One] retreat changed my family’s life. Right away, I started seeing how I parent through different eyes. Mornings are now calm, and my kids have a good start to the school day.”

Bronzeville CPS Parent


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