First Roots of Empathy Programs Launch in Switzerland

2 February 2015: The Canadian "Roots of Empathy" program is being run in Swiss schools for the first time, and the official launch of these programs was held in Zurich today. Read the Swiss press release.

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Roots of Empathy pilots programs in New Mexico

30 September 2014: This fall, the Roots of Empathy green blanket reached New Mexico for the first time. Albuquerque Public Schools welcomed Roots of Empathy into 6 elementary schools this year, with plans to expand over the three years of the pilot. These first schools reflect a range of geographic locations and populations across Albuquerque.

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Washington Post features Roots of Empathy

2 June 2014: The front page of the Washington Post was all about babies today, featuring education writer Emma Brown's story of D.C.'s first year offering Roots of Empathy. Launched in five private, public charter and public schools in the District, this is the first time a consortium of educational institutions has formed to bring the program to its students.

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Roots of Empathy featured in Contributoria

1 June 2014: Roots of Empathy is featured in the June issue of Contributoria. Published in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the issue focuses on the theme of “the world we want.”

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Why does empathy matter?

6 May 2014: “Empathy” is the new buzz-word as U.S. President Barack Obama observes a national empathy deficit, and Canada’s Leader of the Official Opposition implies that empathy is a necessary trait for successful leadership. But, some are still asking, why does empathy matter?

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