WHO IS UNITE FOR COMMON GOOD?
Unite for Common Good (UCG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Denver, CO, formed for the purpose of promoting the ethical character development of children and youth. Epic Ethics is a program offered through UCG, providing literacy-based curriculum for elementary school children based on a simple and time-honored ethical framework.
WHAT IS THE DANIELS FUND ETHICS INITIATIVE?
The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative delivers principle-based ethics education, and reinforces the value of ethical business and personal conduct. Each of the Ethics Initiative’s eight programs, including the Elementary School Program (aka Epic Ethics), utilizes a specific approach to reach its target audience. Funding for Ethics Initiative programs is provided through the Daniels Fund Grants Program.
The Daniels Fund is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program and ethics initiative. Daniels Fund continues the legacy of generosity established by its founder, Bill Daniels, a cable television pioneer known for his compassion for those in need and his unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Learn more at DanielsFund.org.
OUR MISSION & VISION
The purpose of Epic Ethics for Peaceful Schools is to promote ethical character formation and social-emotional learning in children and youth. The vision is a world in which all children develop social skills and character habits to live well and work toward a safe, respectful and compassionate world.
To fulfill this purpose and vision, Epic Ethics for Peaceful Schools supports elementary schools with a literacy-based curriculum that teaches skills of self-awareness, self-management, empathetic relationship formation, and habits of ethical decision-making based on a simple, comprehensive, and time-honored ethical framework.
President and CEO
Carole Baumbusch is a retired corporate executive and engineer with experience in high tech, financial services, and aerospace engineering. Carole has led Epic Ethics for Peaceful Schools since 2014, from a concept, to a Rotary project, to a stand-alone nonprofit, and now a partner with The Daniels Fund. Carole is passionate about children, believing that they all deserve to be loved, treated kindly, and empowered to grow into their best selves.
Ron Green practices the art of developing holistic, cross-disciplined curriculum for diverse learners. He holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Ron has taught professionally and internationally at all ages and grade levels, from Early Childhood to Higher Education. Since initiating his career as an educator teaching theater arts and outdoor education, Ron has focused on multilingual environments, literacy development, cultural and environmental sustainability, horticulture and natural play. He aided the Holistic Education Design company, Originateve, in founding studio-schools and developing innovative English acquisition models in Denver, Costa Rica, and China. A special emphasis for Ron is using music and storytelling to reach academic and emotional gains in conventional environments. Ron researches and publishes on the benefits of play therapy, and nature therapy and instructs outdoor education, academics and social emotional learning through ethnobotanical, and indigenous wisdom lenses. As Executive Director of Epic Ethics for Peaceful Schools, Ron is excited to bring his diverse background to the current challenges and opportunities of improving Social and Emotional Learning for youth at home and around the world.