From President Valentina Parissi
The past year has been a challenge for all of us. We have had to get used to Zoom calls, adapt to learning online, and keep socially distanced as we try to maintain the ties that bind us together.
Despite these challenges, the Great Books Foundation has continued its mission to provide teachers and students with a learning experience that promotes civil discourse, fosters critical thinking, and provides meaningful social interaction. During this difficult year, we were still able to help 4,300 schools use our program and train 2,941 teachers. We impacted the lives of more than 88,000 children.
Who We Are
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit best known for having originated the Shared Inquiry method of teaching and learning that has been a favorite of teachers and students for more than 70 years. We believe that literacy and critical thinking help form reflective, knowledgeable citizens equipped to participate constructively in a democratic society.
The mission of the Great Books Foundation is to advance the critical, reflective thinking and social and civic engagement of people of all ages through Shared Inquiry™ discussion of works and ideas of enduring value.
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Building a Brighter Future
We are taking our mission beyond classrooms with a vision to build stronger, more innovative working and thinking communities, and activate influential leaders to foster positive change.
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