Breakthrough Communities

Breakthrough Communities


Promoting Sustainability and Justice in Metropolitan Regions

We work in areas of environmental and social justice building multiracial leadership for sustainable healthy and just regions . We have climate justice projects based in San Francisco and California , and other metro regions. We have also been working in Japan for 30 years , and our JAPANESE version of random kindness is dedicated to Fukushima and other climate refugees.

Our books include :

  • Breakthrough communities : building sustainability and justice in the next American metropolis (MIT)
  • Random kindness and senseless acts of beauty (new village press)
  • The earth , the city, and the hidden narrative of race : discovering new foundations for the great work of our time . (New village press)

Location: Oakland, CA, USA

About Us

  • charter brand transp blue mediumCharter for Compassion provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors.


  • Charter for Compassion
  • PO Box 10787
  • Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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