Our community breaks barriers that stand in the way of people realizing their potential. This moves our society toward one of equal rights and mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping others improve their lives.
Believe in people – every person has a unique gift. To succeed as a society, we need to help every person find and express that gift so they can contribute to solving the problems we face.
That’s why bottom-up solutions tend to work best. Because the people closest to the problem are best able to solve it. We’ve found that people who tend to be overlooked often have the most to contribute.
And that’s why we all have to step out of our comfort zones and work with people we never thought we would. It’s so important to unite with anyone to do right. Even when we disagree on other issues, we do best when we look past our differences and find common ground.
That’s certainly been the case for us. As we’ve applied these lessons over the past few years in particular, we’ve partnered with a wider diversity of people and accomplished more than ever before.
Tackling complex problems requires
a comprehensive approach
Founded in 2003, the Stand Together community now unites more than 700 business and philanthropic leaders, nearly 200 community-based organizations, tens of thousands of K-12 teachers and skilled trades educations, over 1,000 professors at 300 universities, and millions of grassroots activists in all 50 states.
Our founder and
CEO on how people can solve America’s problems
The path forward depends on including everyone, empowering people to use their gifts, and inspiring all of us to find our own way to contribute.