Since the police killings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO and Eric Garner in Staten Island, NY, and the proceeding grand jury decisions not to indict, protests have rocked cities throughout the United States. The message of the protesters has been simple: Black Lives Matter. Given HEART’s commitment to social
Three years ago 12 year old Lilly Davis-Bosch started out as one of our Caring Kids, attending the weekly after-school program and learning about companion animals, wildlife, farm animals as well as environmental issues. As she learned more about the many issues facing species across the globe and began helping
By Ali Berman The reviews for Disney’s summer flick Tomorrowland have been hit or miss, some critics praising it for being “hopeful” while others called it “preachy”. To this humane educator, it was an absolute breath of fresh air, a call to action for all of humanity to step up
By Tony Buitrago “There may be no more powerful method of learning than through music, and no more important lessons for children than those that focus on character and social and emotional skills.” These are the words of Dr. Don MacMannis, the chief songwriter and music director of the PBS
By Ivy He My name is Ivy, and I’d like to share my story about how humane education has changed my life. I’m a current student at Reed College in Portland, Oregon as well as an international student from China. In November 2014, I attended a workshop taught by Claire Howe,
by Sonny Singh The dessert table at the Salk School of Science’s fifth annual Fundraiser for Haiti last week was controlled chaos. An enthusiastic, rotating group of four middle schoolers and I sold over $500 in cookies and cupcakes to other students, alumni, and their parents in just two hours.
One of the greatest resources for supporting literacy and community engagement in any city is the public library system. Here in New York City, despite funding cut-backs, the local public libraries are vibrant components of neighborhoods. HEART recently had the opportunity to bring some of our lessons into the libraries
By Jeannie Russell Teaching is an experiential art form, probably closer to being a writer/director/performer in a play than to any other discipline, so teaching a new curriculum can be compared to getting a new play ready for Broadway: lots of tweaking of content, shifting of timing and experimenting with