The Foundation for Family and Community Healing embraces the creation of healthy relationships as central to thriving in this world.
We believe we are vitally alive when we acknowledge and live from a place of intimate connection with ourselves, our friends, family and Earth. We realize we are all one, connected by a divine loving force that comprises and encompasses everything.
We also believe that aggression, greed, abuse, and injustice cause a level of trauma that inhibits positive forward movement and is harmful to ourselves, each other, and our beautiful living planet.
Furthermore, we believe that all parts of Earth (plants, animals, and minerals), including humanity, are equally integral to the health of our planet and communities.
Therefore, we believe that we all have the responsibility to participate in care for ourselves, each other, and Earth through the creation of healthy relationships so as to foster a prosperous whole.
is to empower others us all to create healthy, positive, rewarding relationships with ourselves, each other, Earth, and the loving force greater than ourselves.
is to help everyone become strong and resilient in times of change, so that we may thrive together as a human family.
We value love, peace, respect, inclusion, fairness, listening, learning and connection.
Promoting and encouraging awareness, engagement and right action through knowledge and personal skill development.
Why it matters:
The inspiration of this Foundation came from the life work and legacies of two individuals.
Christopher Lee Calvert came from a family that struggled through generations to build supportive and lasting relationships. In his adulthood, he created a group of friends and family that exhibits the loving, supportive relationships that all humans need and crave. His hope was to eventually reunite all parts of his own family by bridging divides and healing the wounds which separated them. These efforts were cut short by his untimely death.
Sabina Wu also devoted her life to supporting and uniting families and communities, and her work was cut short in the same manner. Her absence is felt across her family and the communities she served including the schools of New York City, her church, and the Tuck Alumni Association.
We will extend their work and legacies across all families and communities.
Dr. Susanna Wu-Pong Calvert
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Over the past 25 years in higher education as a teacher, coach, and a faculty and student development professional, Susanna has taught and counseled hundreds of students and faculty members on interpersonal relationships and personal development.
Dr. Kimberly Andrews
Director of Earth Programs
As a scientist specializing in the field of ecology, Kimberly contributes to the conservation of our natural world through field research, the integration of the sciences into societal practices, and community engagement to increase awareness of how our health is linked to that of the environment’s.
Curriculum Development Associate
Aimee Layo is an third-year undergraduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University studying psychology and sociology. With a background in curriculum development as well as a passion for sustainability and advocating for youth, she emphasizes everything that FFCH stands for in everything she does.
Mary Anna Adams
Curriculum Development Associate
Mary Anna Adams is a recent graduate from the University of Virginia who studied psychology and education. Through her work as a volunteer counselor out of UVA’s student health center, Mary Anna educated her peers on issues surrounding mental health, sexual health, and nutrition. She has previous experience building social-emotional health curriculum for high-risk youth and families through the UVA education research department, and is excited to be continuing this type of work at FFCH.
Marketing and Media Creative Lead
Perri Rabbitt is beauty seeker. She loves to love and would like to be everybody’s friend. She’s goofy, free spirited, eccentric, and often sets the fire alarm off when she’s cooking. She dances in the shower and messes up everything she touches. She is studying Advertising and Sport Management at UGA and is making her 5th lap around campus the best one yet. She is so excited to work for FFCH because it’s the neatest thing ever.
Content Production and Digital Design Lead
Carolyn Borkowski is a third-year student at the University of Georgia and the New Media Institute. She has experience in graphic design, web design, and social media marketing and is thrilled to apply her skills to the organization. When she’s not busy at work creating content for FFCH’s social media platforms and managing their web presence, she is usually doing comedy.
Web Design Volunteer
May Hitchings is a graduate of the New Media Institute at the University of Georgia with a background in printmaking and graphic design. She enjoys volunteering for the Foundation for Family and Community Healing designing, analyzing, and developing their web presence.