​Character Education Resource Center

We believe that education for human service must be grounded in the public's desire for ethical, civic-minded, character-based leaders and citizens.

 

"Love is like a cloudless blue sky. That’s why I always carry an open umbrella."
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Our Mission: 

It is the Center’s responsibility to provide services and resources to schools, families, communities, K-12 educators, students, teacher educators, community agency leaders and others interested in educating the hearts and minds of children and youth.

Our Vision: 

We believe that education for human service must be grounded in the public’s desire for ethical, civic-minded, character-based leaders and citizens.

Our Motto: 

If we don’t have it, we can get it, or create it.

 

 

What We Do

  • Contacts
  • Programs
  • Consulting
  • Conference
  • Professional Development
  • Courses
  • Badges
Begin quote Practicing the virtues of civic engagement, civility, and citizenship and embracing the values of democracy are necessary for developing character in both the child and the community. – Mobilizing for Evidence-Based Character Education, U.S. Department of Education, 2007

Publications and Projects

The Center has books, articles, web site references and graduate student projects that may be of interest to readers of this web site. View all publications.

Awards

In conjunction with Character.org which recognizes exemplary programs at the state level, the Center is responsible for administering the California State Schools of Character Awards.

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