History

CHARACTER COUNTS! is a project of the nonprofit, nonsectarian Joseph & Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics, a public 501(c)(3) charity based in Los Angeles CA. Founder The Institute was founded in 1987 by Michael Josephson, a law professor who established the Institute in honor of his parents, Joseph and Edna with funds generated by the […]

From the Director’s Chair…

What makes a town, city, county, region or state a “community of character”? This week I spoke with teachers, principals and others who interact with young people every day. All of these educators share the belief that no matter how good your school is, no school can completely succeed in educating students and preparing them […]

From the Director’s Chair …

In the nearly two years that I have had the privilege of being the National Director of CHARACTER COUNTS!, rarely a day goes by when someone doesn’t ask me: What is CHARACTER COUNTS!? In nearly every case, I first respond with what we are NOT. CHARACTER COUNTS! is NOT a curriculum, an add-on, an out of-the-box […]