Knowledge-Shaping Solutions was registered in metro Washington DC’s Old Town Alexandria in 2010 to Lynne D’Amico, PhD, MA, RYT. We provide fee-based consulting services as well as free services in support of our mission and vision, and share 20% of paid work with the underserved and individuals in need.
Our mission is to create social impact through transformational learning that serves peacebuilding, social justice, and collective wellness.
Foundational to our mission is the view that knowledge-shaping is a relational, human, and evolving process of self. This view challenges some of the most foundational assumptions informing education today, and has far-reaching implications in matters important to our capacity to direct positive social change.
Core to our mission is “compassionate cooperation,” an interdisciplinary methodology introduced in Force of Mind, Song of Heart (D’Amico, 2014) and endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama for its potential in helping to shape ethical attitudes important to sustaining civil society.
Our vision is of a world where every person and community strives to practice compassionate cooperation, actively and willfully generating the positive and unifying force of mind that shapes the experience of connection and heals separated minds, a requirement for building compassionate communities, satisfying relationships, and a responsible world.
Our approach is pragmatic, collaborative, and oriented toward promoting peacebuilding, social justice, and collective wellness.
To achieve our vision and mission, we work to understand and prepare context-specific communities in higher education and healthcare education to innovate and implement interventions based on the compassionate cooperation methodology.
Visit www.MindTame.com to join an conversation about the many issues impacting our mission and vision, and important to our capacity to tame the natural wildness of thought to serve peacebuilding, social justice, and collective wellness.
There are many different dimensions to our work, all of which support our vision directly or indirectly.
As external reviewer for Monitoring & Evaluation, we are currently supporting a global initiative through Harvard Medical School and The Fenway Institute at Fenway Community Health between Fenway Community Health and the Unit of Health, Sexuality, Human Development in the School of Public Health at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and the organization Red Trans serving transgender people in Peru. This initiative is focused on strengthening existing networks of transgender allies, establishing a framework to measure incidents of violence, and adapting components of Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program to systematically respond to pervasive violence faced by transgender people.We have teamed with Highlight Technologies as Research & Development lead at the US Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development (OPEPD); and, with SRA International and Business Community Synergies as technical solutions grantwriter for mission-critical analytic human capacity-building and training at the US Department of State.We have conducted a feasibility study for the Lazarski School of Commerce and Law in Warsaw, Poland and implemented an institutional level solution affecting English language teaching curriculum and methodology.
We have also performed contract work for the National Association of Social Workers (NASWVA), the New Jersey Association for Mental Health and Addictions (NJAMHAA), and The Fenway Institute (Boston, MA), Sacred Circle (Alexandria, VA), and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).