Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Pearl S. Buck has been in the forefront of building cultural bridges since 1931 when she wrote the "The Good Earth," about life in rural China.
In 1949 Buck and husband Richard Walsh founded Welcome House, a model adoption agency for biracial children that were "discriminated against because of the circumstances of their birth."
In 2017 Pearl S. Buck International offers the Welcome Workplace, a model for diversity and inclusion programs for organizations and schools.
Partnering with Character:Be About It, Pearl S. Buck International introduces essential competencies for cultural awareness to the character traits that prepare students in grades K-8 to develop skills to be productive global citizens.
"It is the duty of all, therefore, to open every door of approach, to cultivate every source of knowledge, to try to find out by any means possible, the ways and habits and beliefs and hopes of other peoples not their own, to the end that with common knowledge and in mutual understanding, all peoples may work together for a good and peaceful world."
Pearl S. Buck
My Several Worlds (1954)