People

Our Management Board


Wojciech Lasota

Chairman of the Korczak Foundation, currently a trainer of business and soft skills, a collaborator in the Development Office at the University of Warsaw and Ernst&Young Foundation (Poland). Former employee of the Documentation and Research Centre KORCZAKIANUM, which is a department of the Warsaw History Museum. A theatrical instructor, art historian, copyrighter and educator (worked in the Royal Castle of Warsaw for more than ten years). As a Foundation member, he participated in a presentation dedicated to Korczak, entitled “Reformator Świata” (Reformer of the World) for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The presentation has been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and Italian (available here).

He ran Korczak-themed lectures and workshops in numerous places: at the Centre of Education Development, the Institute of National Remembrance, Jewish Historical Institute, Janusz Korczak Pedagogical University of Warsaw, the Unit for Social Innovation and Research “Shipyard”, at the University of Koblenz and Landau, as well as in many schools in Warsaw and other cities. He was also a speaker during Korczak conferences in Paris and Berlin (available here). The co-creator and consultant of the article Puzzle. Janusz Korczak and Present Times (“Układanka. Janusz Korczak a współczesność”) released during the Year of Janusz Korczak (2012). A consultant at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. He created the first postgraduate studies program in Poland that was based on Korczak’s ideas. The co-creator of an innovative studies program for students of the Institute of Social Policy of the University of Warsaw.

Bartosz Pieliński

Vice-President of the Korczak Foundation. He is a lecturer and a researcher at the Institute of Social Policy of the University of Warsaw. He does research on non-governmental organizations, social economy, as well as co-production. As a Foundation member, he tries to use his research experience in practice. He regards Janusz Korczak as a visionary man who created institutions based on self-government. He is deeply impressed by the similarities between Korczak’s work and contemporary research on self-government and self-organization (e.g. the Nobel-prize-winning works by Elinor Ostrom). That is why, in every project organized by the Korczak Foundation, he tries to make it clear that Korczak’s knowledge of the mechanisms of self-governing communities is still relevant and it can still be used in organizing work with many target groups, not only with children. A list of publications by Bartosz Pieliński is available on: https://uw.academia.edu/BartoszPielinski

 

Our Foundation Committee:


Helena Datner-Śpiewak, Agata Patalas, Krystyna Starczewska.

Partners:


Beata Alberska, Julia Dmeńska, Nina Grzyb, Magda Kołodziejczyk, Agnieszka Witkowska, Katarzyna Jerzak, Mateusz Szafrański-Sałajczyk, Dymitr Słupczyński, Piotr Mazurek, Robert Wrębiak, Michał Rutkowski.

Accountant: Agnieszka Orłowska-Radziwiłł

 

Sponsors:


Helena Datner-Śpiewak, Agata Patalas, Wojtek Lasota, Bartosz Pieliński, Dominik Wasilewski, Tomasz Własiuk.

 The Korczak Foundation is a part of the Polish Committee of the European Anti-Poverty Network EAPN Polska.