Our mission is to advance scientific insights that help kids thrive.
Who We Are
Character Lab is a nonprofit organization that connects researchers with educators to better understand the conditions that lead to social, emotional, academic, and physical well-being for young people throughout the country.
What We Do
Character Lab was founded in 2013 by Angela Duckworth, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania; Dave Levin, co-founder of KIPP public charter schools; and Dominic Randolph, the head of Riverdale Country School.
All three were eager to find scientific insights that might help young people lead lives that were good for others as well as themselves. But the pace of scientific discovery was frustratingly slow. And insights that had been uncovered by scientists remained hidden from educators and parents, buried in academic articles filled with technical jargon.
Together, Dave, Dominic, and Angela agreed that a bridge was needed to connect educators and research scientists. That bridge is Character Lab.
What is Character?
Sign up for Tip of the Week
60 seconds of actionable advice delivered straight to your inbox