Vision, Courage, Empathy and Changemaking are the core values we seek to foster in our students, our staff and the organizations and institutions we work with.
These values represent four essential skills for leaders of the future to master and what we wish to manifest in the world.
To see what is not, and ask why not
To look beyond your own position and identity to see what you can do
To set a new direction, for self, organization/community, and planet
To step into the unknown, and into possibility, without having all the answers
To hold steady in the face of both the seductions and threats of the status quo
To stand up when others can't (or won't)
To see yourself as part of a larger whole
To burn for justice
To sense common ground when difference threatens
To build, not (just) critique
To scale the walls that stand in your way
To deploy not just skills and knowledge, but all parts of you
To summarize, the Amani Institute looks for visionary individuals with the courage and empathy to create social change. These are also the core values by which we will measure our own impact in the world, and continually strive to live up to ourselves.