The School of Social Change aims to make it easy to understand the world’s biggest problems and their most promising solutions. It’s built on a belief that figuring out how to make a difference is too hard, and a little intimidating. What books are worth reading? Who are the thought leaders? What do both sides say about the issue you care about? Who’s doing work worth supporting?

The first edition of the School is focused on Mental Health in honor of World Mental Health Day. We’ll do lectures in the flower garden and host discussions during picnics on the lawn. You’ll meet other people who care about the issue under starlit campfires. We’ll digest the content and conversation during daily yoga, meditation, hikes and river swims. Stay the weekend and feel refreshed and inspired to make a difference.


Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley; Author of 12 books including Another Kind of Madness: A Journey through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness

Andy Imparato, Executive Director, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, (AUCD) disability rights lawyer

Raegan Sealy, Fulbright Scholar, Singer, Rapper, Poet and Co-Founder of Sound Board NYC

Lucas Krump, Founder, Evryman

Pamela Harrington, Executive Director, BringChange2Mind

Leah Weiss, PH.D, MSW, Stanford Lecturer, ‘Leading With Mindfulness and Compassion’, Author:  How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind