Strength of Hope

Power of Action


We are a social accelerator that tackles societal issues at local, national, and global levels. Committed to optimizing and activating inherent human good, we equip and mobilize communities to create social norms that ensure safety, respect, and the opportunity to thrive for all people. Rigorously evaluated and shown to move the needle, we were founded on the principles of the widely disseminated Green Dot violence prevention strategy.


Rooted in the history of the prevention movement, we pivot to see different angles and integrate fresh perspectives into new frameworks, programmatic innovations, and paradigm shifts.

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We guide domestic and international communities, educational institutions, government entities, and corporations to amplify the actions of individuals toward transformational social change.

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Driven by real human impact, we monitor progress daily, putting our egos on hold to scrutinize our work with objectivity and scientific rigor, course correcting each step of the way.

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Congressional Hearing on Workplace Harassment

President and Founder of Alteristic, Dorothy J. Edwards, testifies before the Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues.

Green Dot for Workplaces

Partnering to proactively set norms of respect, intolerance of harassment, and individual responsibility in workplaces.


We pursue organizational and individual partnerships with the spirit of humility and collaboration needed to change culture and create safe, equitable communities.

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Our Thinking

We’re in This Together – Even When We’re Apart

Had you asked me three months ago about hosting a 4-Day Green Dot Certification Training on a virtual platform, I would have laughed and said, “Absolutely not.”

Communicating our Values

About six months ago, I wrote a blog about the importance of making our inward-facing value of intolerance for interpersonal violence our outward-facing value. I stated that in order to shift social norms, “I Will Always Pick Proactives.”

Nurses are Everything: Honoring National Nurses Week 2020

From as early as I can remember, my sister wanted to be a nurse. She somehow knew deep down in her soul, even as a little girl, that it was her destiny to have the letters RN behind her name.