Supports in Challenging Times

The Defining US Initiative is a content+ community action reach and teach campaign designed to increase awareness and action in families, schools, communities, and organizations.

The Measure of Our Success is How We Take Care of Our Children

The true measure of America's heart, health, and prosperity will be determined by how we take care of our children.

What do you do when “everything hurts”?

Observations from Tammie Workman, Educator in Chief for Connect with Kids Network and Consulting Producer on Defining US - worldwide documentary release 8/23/2022

Books are the Common Good

By Jennifer Saunders, School Library Media Specialist for Atlanta Public Schools and President of Georgia Federation of Public Service Employees

The Impact of Trust

By Elizabeth Garnes, Senior at Xavier University in Ohio, President of the Rho Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Founder of Issa Giveback Community Service Program, Medical Assistant in Occupational Therapy

Getting Real About Topics That Matter

Observations from Tammie Workman, Educator in Chief for Connect with Kids Network and Producer on the documentary Defining US Children at the Crossroads of Change

Changing The Narrative

Blog post by Paul Forbes, Founder of Leading with Hearts and Minds, Chief of the Defining US Network, and Former Executive Director of Educational Equity, Anti-Bias, and Diversity for the New York City Department of Education

Defining US Documentary Premieres at Toronto Black Film Festival During Black History Month

In the spring of 2015, I asked a fifteen-year-old Black student what he wanted me to know about him.

The Work Behind the Work

Blog post by Paul Forbes, Founder of Leading with Hearts and Minds, Chief of the Defining US Network, and Former Executive Director of Educational Equity, Anti-Bias, and Diversity for the New York City Department of Education
An American Ideal

An American Ideal

Guest bloggers Cindy Simpson, Deputy Director of Children and Family Services for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Chris Purdy, Director of Veterans for American Ideals for Human Rights First

With Love and Gratitude for Educators

As we begin the new year, I am filled with gratitude for each of you who play a role in improving America’s education system.

Disability Inclusion

Blog post by Troy D. Keller, Director of Special Education, Frederick County Public Schools