Hopeful Cities™ is equipping cities around the world with the tools they need to create, maintain, and grow hope, citywide. It is a marketing plan in action. It operationalizes hope as it creates awareness about the importance of it. It teaches while it talks.
Hopeful Cities™, an iFred project, was created based on research that suggests that hope is a teachable skill. This city-wide movement takes that work, and expands it to those that need it. In the workplace. Community. Schools. At home.
Hopeful Cities is an iFred.org project. iFred is a 501(c)3 aimed at rebranding mental health, through the science of hope. iFred is the first to have operationalized hope free, globally, in the classroom. It now aims to take that work, and do so in the community.
iFred uses the sunflower and color yellow as international symbols of hope. The organization engages with individuals and organizations to execute high-impact and effective campaigns that educate the public about skills, support and treatment for hopelessness, the primary symptom of depression and anxiety. iFred aims to teach while it talks.
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