Happiness and respect are the birthright of every person. Following Francis draws inspiration from the life and universal values of Francis of Assisi and shares our time, energy, and resources to help children, families, and neighborhoods claim this birthright.
Founded by Dr. Carol Weyland Conner, Following Francis is a non-religious service organization that offers free programs and activities to help people living on the margins of life join the mainstream.
To remove obstacles to happiness so that those we serve, especially children, experience joy and respect.
We envision a world in which service to others, treating them with love, respect, and compassion helps end hunger, poverty, marginalization, and loneliness.
We're inspired by the values of Francis of Assisi and his ideal of universal brotherhood. Francis lived a life of love, service, respect, and compassion, and honored the worth of every individual.