OUR MISSION

The Foundation for Family and Community Healing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to provide the building blocks that people need to foster good mental and emotional health, and to cultivate positive relationships with each other and Earth, resulting in...

  • More satisfying lives
  • Better physical & mental health
  • An improved sense of meaning and purpose
  • Reduced stress
  • More productive work environments
  • Better academic performance
  • Resilient families and communities
  • A healthier, more abundant, more stable, beautiful Earth
Thriving together through education, skill development, and the creation of vibrant connections.

Our Goals

  • Provide high quality and accessible educational programs to students, parents, and individuals.
  • Offer programming and services for more in-depth learning and skill development.
  • Explore and promote innovative environmental solutions by cultivating a healthy and reciprocal relationship with Earth.
  • Create a research and grants program to further our understanding of these subjects.

Our Approach

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Cultivating a discussion and creating an action plan with stakeholders about climate solutions focused on humanity’s relationship with Earth.
  • Promoting our commitment to Earth and Nature through our Show Love social media campaign.
  • Planning and developing educational materials on the subjects of mental, emotional, and relationship health and skill development.
  • Developing partnerships with which to share content, audiences, educational platforms, pilot testing, research, and program assessment.

INSPIRATION

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.

OUR TEAM

Founder and Executive Director

Dr. Susanna Wu-Pong Calvert, MAPP, PhD

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.
Susanna spent most of her life playing the game of creating a successful life…  a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry, tenure at a major university, a McMansion and 2 kids, only to realize that these things did not bring happiness.  She learned over time that relationships are the most important thing in our lives, but few, including Susanna, are taught how to create rewarding relationships in our personal and professional lives; this was particularly evident to Susanna while observing many young people ill-equipped to manage emotional and relationship challenges. After decades fostering professional and personal development in students, staff, and faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Georgia, a degree in applied positive psychology (MAPP), and several coaching credentials, Susanna became inspired to bring mental, emotional, and relationship education to students and communities beyond higher education through this unique Foundation.

Co-founder and Operations Director

Simon Wu-Pong (& Gru)

Simon brings several years of leadership experience to  the Foundation from across his personal and professional life. He has a passion for enriching lives and tipping the scales in favor of the less fortunate.

Gru helps out around the office by looking dapper in his bowtie and doing tricks for treats!

Social Media Intern

Ethan Fain

Ethan Fain is a third-year student at the University of Georgia working to attain his A.B. in Communications Studies. Ethan is a part of the Social Media Committee for the Foundation for Family and Community Healing and works to finalize and edit all content.

Social Media Design Lead

Keeley Householder

Keeley Householder is a Third Year Graphic Design Major at the University of Georgia with a background in professional photography. She is a part of the Social Media Committee for the Foundation for Family and Community Healing and is the lead in content and design creation for all platforms.

Social Media Intern

Ariel Scholl

Ariel Scholl is a Master’s student Nonprofit Management and Leadership with a particular enthusiasm for non-profit and volunteer work. Ariel is a part of the Social Media Committee for the Foundation for Family and Community Healing and brings significant experience to the role.

Web Design Volunteer

May Hitchings

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.

Foundation for Family and Community Healing

PO Box 6922, Richmond, VA 23230

(804) 223-5255

info@familyandcommunityhealing.org