OPEN MINDS OPEN HEARTS OPEN WORLDS

An open-source community dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge, experiences, tools, and resources on diversity, inclusivity, and collaboration.

OPEN MINDS

Springmatter.org is working with the The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute  at Stanford University to develop lesson plans, workshops, and educational materials that demonstrate the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

OPEN HEARTS

Learn how we are working with inclusive companies, community organizations,  advocates, educators, and schools that have taken a stand in support of human rights and diverse populations.

OPEN WORLDS

OPEN WORLDS is a network of communities, schools, and companies committed to showing the power of diversity and the strength of collaboration. We support diversity in the next generation of STEAM explorers through place-based education, internships, mentorships, job opportunities, and community advocacy.

Springmatter is home to the OPEN MINDS  OPEN HEARTS  OPEN WORLDS community and network. We support an education that promotes diversity, inclusivity, and collaboration by applying the beliefs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All of our work is done in partnership with inclusive companies, community organizations, diverse individuals, advocates, educators, and schools that have taken a stand in support of human rights and diverse populations.

Our vision is to fulfill Dr. King’s Dream in which every human being has the unalienable right to live authentically equitable and inclusive access to education, employment, housing, and healthcare. We are creating a world where everyone has right and ability to live peacefully and productively in a “world house” that values diversity. We believe that all people can have a meaningful impact when empowered with the education, training, and resources to accomplish their goals.

What We’re Doing Today

  • Launching the OPEN MINDS educational initiative in collaboration with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.
  • Supporting community organizations that help marginalized and disadvantaged populations share their stories and experiences.
  • Creating opportunities for diverse populations to share their talents with the world through our network of companies, community organizations, and schools.
  • Providing funding and other critical resources to organizations supporting at-risk youth and the communities where they live.

We will know we have succeeded when, in the words of Dr. King, “People will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” and we make this true for every person, in every nation, from every walk of life.

Who is Springmatter?

Our Mission:

“To support diversity in the next generation of STEM professionals through place-based education (PBE), internships, mentorships, job opportunities and community advocacy.”

Our Vision:

“We envision a society in which every human being has the unalienable right to live authentically, peacefully and productively in a “World House.” As described by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, a “World House” is a world that values diversity, with equal and equitable access to welcoming schools, stable employment, housing and healthcare.  Our goal is to provide hope young people from diverse backgrounds that companies and other organizations will welcome them, despite inequalities in our society. We are passionate about STEM/STEAM education and assisting marginalized populations; in particular, we strive to promote equity and inclusion for transgender and gender expansive individuals, as well as individuals on the autism spectrum. We believe that all people can have meaningful impacts when empowered with the education, training and resources to accomplish their goals. We envision a “World House” filled with strong networks of inclusive companies, community organizations, individuals, advocates, educators and schools that have taken a stand in support of human rights within diverse populations.”

Take the First Step

Join our grassroots community and demonstrate the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

COMPANIES

We’re mobilizing companies and organizations to stand up for social justice, civil rights, and human rights and letting their voices be heard.

COMMUNITIES

We’re reinforcing the important work of community organizations dedicated to serving at-risk youth and diverse populations.

SCHOOLS

We’re fortifying schools with educational materials, workshops, and resources that create safe, welcoming learning environments for all.

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