The "VIA" [vee-uh] in our organization's name is a reference to the role the Institute plays in connecting research and practice.
Offering effective applications of character strengths by way of
supporting the foundational research required to inform their development. While VIA is most well-known for providing the tools that resulted from original, scientific ground-breaking research, the effort to catalyze new research into key issues related to character strengths – how to best utilize them, what benefits they create, and how they relate to each other - continues to be an active and integral part of our work. Your support
of VIA allows us to expand the knowledge-base on character strengths and how they help us all flourish.