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The mission of COC is closely aligned with that of the Hot Stove Project The Hot Stove Project

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In 2011 Changing Our Consciousness became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. What does this mean? We can now put our ideas into action.  We can accept tax-deductible contributions to fund our unique, critically important projects.

For what will we be asking for money?  What’s the change that we're envisioning, and what are some concrete steps involved in getting there?  The three projects below have the long-term goal of replacing pre-judgment and criticism with greater tolerance of paradox and conflict, a shared search for meaning, a greater capacity for empathy, and an ability to respond to the emotional experience of the other:

EMOTIONAL IMPRINT™ is the focus of our educational intiative. Human understanding has a language all its own, as difficult as Shakespeare, Mozart and Rocket Science to master, and as exciting and potentially transformative. COC is developing a K-12 academic curriculum in emotional literacy, which will enable our children to learn to read, interpret and respond to one another’s communications in more nuanced ways, through the same academic path that teaches them to read, interpret and respond to books, music, and science equations.

Right now we have a critical need to fund the design and implementation of a year-long Emotional Imprint™ course at the Harlem-based youth enrichment program, Street Squash. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution. No amount is too small ... or too large.
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THE DEPTH PERCEPTION PARTY, one of our Dialogue initiatives, is a Facebook group with over 400 people from all parts of the political spectrum.  Daily questions facilitate dialogue, ask members to consider new perspectives, and to speak to, rather than at, people who feel differently. It’s harder to sustain a hard-line position when someone reaches out and asks you to understand their point of view.  Creative solutions are more likely to emerge.

How you can help: Your financial support enables us maintain our websites and use social media and advertising to engage more and more people in our initiatives. So far almost everyone involved with Changing Our Consciousness has worked for free or almost nothing. That needs to change. We need funding to expand the organization and pay our gifted and talented employees appropriately.  In a time of reduced foundation grant support, your donations are critical to fund these next steps.

THE ENTITLEMENT PROJECT, part of our Advocacy initiative, offers a new perspective on the debate about “entitlement programs.”  People who think, feel, and behave differently need our respect, understanding, and help to re-enter society. COC is developing a jobs program for people who’ve trickled down to the ranks of the unemployed or disabled due to personal or mental health interferences, and who can’t reenter the work force because they can’t be honest on resumes and interviews. There are people willing and able to work given empathy and some job modifications, and they are entitled to that opportunity. We can save tax dollars and self-esteem, and learn to respect differences and communicate more effectively.

How you can help: We need employers to hire talented and motivated people with a history of mental illness, and potential employees willing to reveal their mental health histories, abilities, and needs. We need start-up money to hire individuals to develop a business plan and implement it. We’d like to fund advertising to recognize participating businesses.

We appreciate any support you can offer, financially and/or through involvement with our projects.  Please share this information with others who might be interested and able to help. 

A note to our supporters: Due to our urgent need for funding of the Emotional Imprint™ pilot program at Street Squash for the academic year 2012-13, we are currently earmarking all contributions toward that effort.
Click here to visit our Emotional Imprint website and make your tax-deductible donation today >>

Thank you in advance for your support!

Changing Our Consciousness, Inc. is a New York nonprofit corporation and 501(c)3 organization. 100% of all donations go directly to support the goals of the organization. Contributions made to Changing Our Consciousness, Inc. are tax deductible for US federal income tax purposes to the full extent of the law.