Fostering Compassionate Conversations Within Our Community
I write to process, and, then, express my personal emotions, hopes, fears, anger, and observations, which are then broadcast to the world via the Deep Root Center Blog. This past week, I came to realize that many of those things I have to say, as an individual, are not necessarily appropriate to articulate as the voice of an organization, especially a not-for-profit, educational entity that welcomes, expects, and respects a variety of perspectives from our student members, their families, our staff, volunteers, community collaborators, and supporters.
Stay tuned as this forum takes shape as a place where we can share our deepest feelings and fondest wishes for this community and beyond. I request that comments remain, kind, constructive, and without judgement. This will remain a safe place where everyone can feel welcome to express their concerns and desires.
Our one rule at Deep Root Center will be applied here as well: Respect yourself, each other, and this space.
I look forward to future conversations that will bring us a closer to understanding each other.
Maria Corse is the founder and executive director of Deep Root Center for Self-Directed Learning in Canton, NY.