Are you part of the 87%
of Americans who are tired of how politically and culturally divided we are?
Starts With Us is a movement to empower millions of Americans just like you — tired of our culture of contempt and energized to foster critical thinking and constructive communication across our lines of difference.
A Journey to Radical Compassion
How to Overcome Toxic Polarization
Assess Your Polarization Level
Based on decades of research from Columbia University Professor and Starts With Us Expert-in-Residence Peter T. Coleman, Ph.D., the Finding The Way Out Challenge is designed to help shape new habits and norms for political tolerance and courageous compassion. Think of it as a personalized boot camp for building a healthier national culture and repairing broken relationships across differences.
In Good Company
This movement is powered by people and partnership. Meet the 200+ Movement Partners coming together to help shape and scale Starts With Us.
“My husband, Muhammad Ali, lived his life connecting with people across cultures and countries with curiosity, kindness and compassion. As Muhammad demonstrated throughout his life, creating a kinder world does start with us.”
Founder, Muhammad Ali Enterprises
“I’m excited about the potential for Starts With Us to help people develop greater humility, curiosity, empathy, and mental flexibility.”
Psychologist & Bestselling Author
“If we are to achieve a future of longer tables where there’s room for everyone to be part of building solutions, it will be thanks to efforts like Starts With Us.”
Chef & Owner, ThinkFoodGroup; Founder, World Central Kitchen
“Curiosity is the antidote to contempt. And just like contempt, it can be cultivated, on purpose, in a million ways, in every medium. We just need to get to work.”
Investigative Journalist & Bestselling Author
“I noticed opportunities for improvement in my life and hope Starts With Us can become a community for anyone looking to create change in theirs.”
Founder, KIND Snacks