As members of a global society, each one of us has a responsibility to care for both the planet and its inhabitants. Through our programs we increase awareness of the world around us and draw upon each individual to develop proactive responses as we take ownership of the difficult challenges in our world today.
Jack and Ann were married for 60 years, raising 9 children in a three bedroom home in Claymont, Delaware. “Raising nine kids was my own personal human ecology project,” said Carney. Jack spent 36 years in education as a teacher, counselor, school psychologist, and Director of Pupil Services in public schools in Delaware. In retirement, Jack continued to put into action his efforts to improve the human condition, volunteering or serving as a board member at the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, the March of Dimes, the Wilmington Hospital, Holy Rosary Church and Malvern Retreat House. In 1986, then Governor Castle honored Jack with the State Volunteer of the Year Award.
Jack Carney also founded the Human Ecology Foundation during his retirement. Sadly, he passed away on July 9, 2014. His family continues his dream to translate his vision into action through cultivating local support for the Human Ecology Foundation.
“The interactive and interdisciplinary nature of John’s work serves as a model for the kind of learning guides that will be necessary to resolve the complex problems of the 21st century and beyond. In sum, John’s approach is the next logical step to effective and engaging education reform. Bravo!”
“The value of this work is that real world issues are presented leading to purposeful research. The guidebook illustrates simple human problems and uses process to address these issues.”
“The Human Ecology Research and Writing Program presents students with the opportunity to become compassionate, responsible citizens in the global society in which they live. Their projects were interesting, relevant and, in some cases eye-opening. Quite a few students felt inspired; others developed a sympathetic comprehension of the world’s struggles.”