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Bronx Center of Science and Math: An Inspiring Story

We successfully concluded our first year at the Bronx Center of Science and Math this past June.  We ran three daily elective classes, and the impact on the students, as we can see from our self-assessment data, has been beyond our expectations. We are very grateful to the  students and administration of BCSM for welcoming the [...]

By |June 26th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Gerard Senehi, Founder of Open Future Institute, was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor last week. NECO, the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, sponsors the award, which is presented annually to American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic group while exemplifying the values of the American way of life. Past Medalists include [...]

By |May 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments

TEDx Talk: Why Big Questions Matter

Our Student Coordinator, Josh, just returned from giving a TED Talk at the TEDxFSU conference at Florida State University. In his talk he spoke about why big questions matter in education, and how his own explorations into big questions allowed him to develop confidence to pursue the things that matter most to him. He told the room of [...]

By |March 15th, 2015|News, QUESTion|0 Comments

Welcome OFI Netherlands: Our Newest Chapter

We are thrilled to announce our first international chapter in the Netherlands! Led by our dear friends Florence Fabbricotti and Chris Hollanders with an Advisory Board of three (Susanne de Neeve, Bas de Jong and Niels Vierling), the Dutch office has already begun holding workshops with students at a vocational school in Amsterdam. OFI Netherlands [...]

By |January 17th, 2015|News|0 Comments

The QUESTion Project Begins in the South Bronx, NYC

We have formed a wonderful partnership with the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics, a public school in the in the South Bronx, NY. This is a great school that has been selected as a model school for the Bronx and was rated this year in the top 4% of all high schools in the [...]

By |December 19th, 2014|News, QUESTion|0 Comments

Second QUESTion CO-Creative Lab Sparks Curiosity at Florida State University

We just completed our second Co-Creative Lab at Florida State University. This lab was entirely co-led by two of our student facilitators, Josh Mesnik and Zach Kaye. It provided a structured forum for all the participants to explore their values, aspirations, purpose, and their contribution to society. The weekly engagement and discussions revolved around the five pillars of [...]

By |December 17th, 2014|News, QUESTion|0 Comments

Graduate Students Get a Taste of The QUESTion Project at a Daylong Summit

At Eastern Mennonite Graduate School this November, we explored what it would take to make the QUESTion Project available to graduate students. In this 6-hour co-creative session, titled the QUESTion Summit for Social Change and Conflict Transformation, we journeyed into our five pillars with a group of students majoring in conflict transformation studies. Many brought a [...]

By |November 21st, 2014|News, QUESTion|0 Comments

The QUESTion Project at PACE UNIVERSITY, NYC

Our team facilitated QUESTion workshops at Pace University's lower Manhattan campus. These were done with students enrolled in undergraduate environmental science courses taught by adjunct professor Lee Frankel-Goldwater. The workshops were met with enthusiasm and an authentic desire to go into the deeper human questions. When asked to list their three most important choices in [...]

By |November 14th, 2014|News, QUESTion|0 Comments

The QUESTion Project in …Oman!

Yes... Oman!  We had the wonderful opportunity to lead a  QUESTion workshop with 40 students at  the National Hospitality School, a vocational school in Muscat, the capital of Oman. The students were from Oman as well as expats from Bangladesh, India and other countries. The Principal had explained us how challenging it is for these [...]

By |October 22nd, 2014|News, QUESTion|0 Comments

OFI Founder Presents at ACMHE Conference

Open Future Institute Founder Gerard Senehi recently delivered a thematic presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) which took place in Seattle, Washington, this October. His presentation, titled Bridging the Connection Between What We Measure and What We Find Important, was one of many to engage this year's [...]

By |October 12th, 2014|News|0 Comments