WHO WE ARE
To catalyze school improvement with the same set of design principles needed to achieve social, economic and environmental wellbeing on a planetary scale.
A just, resilient and inspired world grounded in cooperative learning communities, and empowered by the evolutionary science of human behavior.
Diversity & Inclusion
Autonomy & Coordination
HOW WE MAKE AN IMPACT
We help students, teachers, administrators, and their respective communities manage their repertoire of behavior for overcoming obstacles and working toward their preferred future. By sharing the Prosocial process itself, we aim to empower these groups and their individual members with the ability to improve and adapt at scale and in the face of any challenge.
DRIVEN BY SCIENCE
Contextual Behavioral Science
Contextual Behavioral Science ("CBS") is an evolutionary theory of behavior, language and thinking. The key leverage point for coordinated learning and action is changing the way we relate to our own experiences and to those of others.
Political Science and Economics
Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom showed that groups are capable of avoiding the "tragedy of the commons" if they possess certain core design principles ("CDPs"). We apply the CDPs to the educational commons in the same way they apply to our social, economic and planetary commons.
We rely on cultural evolution to navigate fast changing conditions in our world - a capacity embedded in our genes. The CDPs together with CBS foster the psychological and behavioral flexibility necessary to allow us to adapt at the speed of change.
UNITED IN GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Prosocial Schools is a circle within Prosocial World, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that hosts a global initiative to catalyze positive cultural change to consciously evolve who we are, how we connect with each other, and how we interact with the planet.
Prosocial Schools NIC
We are rapidly evolving an international Networked Improvement Community (NIC) to foster collaboration across developed and developing countries, private and public schools, and rural, suburban and urban settings.
We seek to partner with organizations working to advance the improvement aims that our member schools seek to resolve. We are especially excited about community science, youth voice, and evidence informed strategies to drive equity and inclusion as an organizational system.