Start Empathy – Website Launches

StartEmpathy is a community of individuals and institutions dedicated to cultivating empathy in the 21st Century. This website is meant as a platform to facilitate empathy learning in our schools and in our homes.


We define empathy as the ability to understand the feelings and perspectives of others, and to use that understanding to guide one’s actions. Our premise is that empathy is critical both to individual human development and to our collective ability to solve problems and build a stronger society.