Cultivating Collaborative Doers

CARTHA (doer in Sanskrit) cultivates Collaborative Doers for Humanity who bridge technological and social innovations to advance glocal good.

Carthans are scientists, physicians, filmmakers, artists, writers, and public citizens in our growing cross-sector networks of Collaborative Doers spanning 6 continents and 3 generations.  In these pages, you can read about us and how and why CARTHA was founded in 2006.

2014-2019 Strategic Framework                

CARTHA has continued to design a variety of programs and partnership models that we call Glocalizers:

  • To link academic research translation to human endeavors and community partnerships; and thereby,
  • To produce new professional training curricula to achieve collaborative leadership development goals for greater positive impacts through humanitarian endeavors.

What are your aspirations for humanity? and Why do you wish to affiliate with CARTHA? are the two questions which guide our selection of CARTHA Fellows who hone Collaborative Competence skillsets in non-hierarchical Aspirations Exchanges. All our programs are based on our C2G2 training model (described in our founder's 2009 paper) to enhance:

  • Collaborative Learning (e.g., Manodharma-Winterim India experiential learning; Rotary partnership/Rotaract of Iowa City Area)
  • Collaborative Doing (e.g., 55-year programming vision for Leprosy Elimination)
  • Collaborative Literacy (e.g., The Derek Project): Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 programs focus on art-based education programs in schools to explore themes in happiness made possible through intergenerational idea-sharing and community-building.

To support and participate in our work or to partner with our 501(c)(3) nonprofit, please contact our founder Usha R. Balakrishnan.

© 2006 - 2012 CARTHA. All rights reserved.
33 Buchanan Court, Iowa City, IA 52246