We Are Weavers
We believe relationships can transform our lives and our communities… and ultimately mend our deeply divided nation. We work in our neighborhoods and towns to create connections and lead with love. The Weave Project connects and supports us.
We can heal our isolation, change our culture, and #WeavethePeople
America feels broken. We can heal it.
35% of Americans are chronically lonely and 50% say no one knows them well. Suicide is rising. Violence, hatred and political gridlock seem normal. Weavers from across the country gathered in 2019 for the first time to face the problem together.
Weaving in 400 Seconds: April 4th at 7pm Eastern Time
We call people who build social trust in their communities “weavers.” Meet three in these lightning talks, where they tell their stories with 20 slides and just 20 seconds on each.
- Ashley Esposito (Baltimore, MD) started a neighborhood wellness association after she heard her neighbors didn’t feel connected or welcomed. Now they’re all coming together to solve local issues, like distributing food and water to neighbors and setting up a neighborhood compost station center.
- Charles Perry (Chicago, IL) once changed the landscape of the community with drugs and violence. Now he is changing the community landscape with conversations and relationships.
- Jeudy Mom (Compton, CA) was 8 when his family fled Cambodia as refugees. The care his family received when they landed in California led him to pay it forward through a career of mobilizing neighbors to support each other in reducing homelessness, increasing safety, fighting racism, and more.
Weavers are in every community
Meet some Weavers and learn more about this way of living and leading with love.
How This NYC Teacher Helps Immigrant Students ‘Weave’ Community in a New Country
An Inner City Teacher Weaves Community Through Photography
Living and Learning Among Refugees in the ‘Ellis Island of the South’
A Rural Teacher Challenges Students and Her Community to Wrestle With the World
A Former Journalist Reignites an Intergenerational Haven For Portland’s Youth
Amid COVID, Closures & Zoom a Teacher Fights to Preserve School Relationships
Weaver’s Guide to Life – The Best of 2021￼
How a Hawaii Teacher Supports Student Needs by Building Community Bridges
At a ‘Community School,’ This Educator Ensures All Kids Feel Known, Seen & Heard
Helping First-Generation Students Reach College — and Build Community on the Way
Educator. Mentor. Translator. How One Man Aided Immigrant Families Through COVID
David Brooks Talks Education, Cultural Divides and How the Weavers in our Schools Will Help Heal America
A Rural Teacher Weaves Community to Keep Grads from Leaving
Weaving a Stronger Society – Starting in Our Schools
During Covid, this Band Teacher Kept his Students Connected
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