Our mission is to take the helplessness out of community crisis and create a world where extraordinary grassroots crisis response is ordinary. We work to give people the motivation, direction and confidence they need to take action in situations of chaos and uncertainty, and spread the skills and mindsets needed to improvise collective action successfully. Because individuals and communities who help themselves recover faster and come out better.
We make the world more socially resilient by helping ordinary people learn to improvise and work with strangers in a crisis. Our goals are to
Support spontaneous leaders who are working to organize collective action with their micro-communities.
Create learning experiences that community organizations can deliver to take local leadership and collective action from none to good-enough.
Convert research results into effective coaching and learning experiences that will accomplish our mission and realize our vision.