Me to We

An awareness-based systems change (ABSC) model is the foundation of our work. ABSC grounds individuals in themselves — Who am I and what is my purpose, my vision of myself, my highest future potential? — in the context of deep interconnection with the world. This happens in presencing — becoming still, present, reflective. It also happens in moments of creativity and flow and in the reflection on the creative process and product afterward. Once grounded in a connection to the core self, we can create a healthier social field between ourselves and others (students, teachers, administrators, and community) that helps to suspend expectations, biases, and assumptions. Then, together, all can collaborate toward shared visions for their school and community, leading to meaningful learning and healthier social and civic spheres.