Collaborative for Spiritual Development
- New York
475 Riverside Dr. 6th Floor
The Collaborative for Spiritual Development (CSD) is a not-for-profit launched by Professor Lisa Miller from Columbia University’s Teachers College. The organization is focused on education for a democratic and ecological society. The CSD team works with schools of all kinds to help them create and implement rigorously tested Pre-K-12 education programs and curricula to support spiritual and moral growth. CSD programs are guided by science-based, developmental psychology and founded on the idea that the spirit of respectful, free, and open communication is fundamental to the democratic way of life and the non-violent management of differences and conflicts. CSD believes that schools have a responsibility to create a learning environment that instills this spirit and teaches the art of constructive dialogue.