Our Mission:

Center for Whole Communities fosters inclusive communities that are strongly rooted in place and where all people – regardless of income, race, or background – have access to and a healthy relationship with the natural world.

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We cultivate change at the individual, organizational and movement levels. Through our Whole Thinking methodology, we strengthen the capacities of leaders from environmental and social sectors to work across differences and develop more holistic, durable and compelling responses to complex problems. Our work happens in partnership with other organizations and leaders through collaborative consulting and leadership development programs.

Our practice encourages multi-disciplinary responses to challenges such as climate change and building economically competitive and equitable communities. Our leadership programs directly address the fragmentation that exists in American society around politics, race, class and privilege.

We do this with a powerful network that includes more than 1,500 leaders working in more than 500 organizations and communities across the United States.