A Connection Point
Compassionate Capitol Region is an invitation for the greater Sacramento area. It is a beacon for those individuals and communities looking for others dedicated to building lives and communities upon the principles of universal justice, equality, inclusion and dignity.
How Compassion Can Transform a City
We live in a region rich in natural and human resources. Over 5,000 non-profit organizations call this region home. We live in the top producing agricultural state in country. Nearly 30% of the region's population are young, college educated single adults (9% above national average) hope to build thriving careers and businesses here. These are three of many examples of the region's strengths. But in this strong foundation of giving, talent and natural beauty are cracks and gaps. Our challenges aren’t scarce resources or lack of potential, but how we work together to use what we have to create a community designed for all to thrive.
How does compassion fit in? Why are we talking about crops, education and business?
Compassion is a guiding principle for all of us in our small daily actions with each other and in the larger community-building decisions that affect all of us.
Compassion shifts our focus to find a solution that benefits the greatest number of people while maximizing resources, protecting the environment and preserving human dignity. From a compassionate frame of mind, we can create an environment where community organizations will be inspired to collaborate with each other to get more services to more in need than they could on their own. This approach will not only fill in the cracks, but potentially build a stronger, more resilient foundation for our city.
Research shows that practicing compassion leads to many benefits for the individual and ultimately for our cities -- physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. More and more city leaders from across the US, Canada, and the globe are adopting compassion as a focus for city wide action to transforms cities and transform the world.