Community Peace Programs

These organizations work to promote alternatives to violence in communities and engage in advocacy at the community level.

 

 

Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT)
http://www.conflicttransformation.org 
Peacebuilding organization with projects all over the world and in the United States.

 

 

Association of Conflict Resolution 
http://acrnet.org 

Professional association of mediators, arbitrators, facilitators, educators and others active in the field of Conflict Resolution. Supports legislative and public policy initiatives.

 

 

The Center for Teen Empowerment
http://www.teenempowerment.org
Mobilizes the energy of urban youth to create meaningful change, and facilitate mutually respectful relationships between youth and adults.

 

 

Center for Analysis of Alternative Dispute Resolutions
http://www.caadrs.org
Working to make an effective alternative dispute system in the Illinois court system.

 

 

Children’s International Summer Villages 
http://www.cisv.org/s/index2.htm 

Offers children’s summer programs throughout the United States.

 

 

The Dalai Lama Foundation 
http://www.dalailamafoundation.org
Offers a free, downloadable study guide based on the work of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, Ethics for the New Millenium and helps local, community groups start study circles for then purpose of studying and discussing peace.

 

 

Ethical Junction 
http://www.ethical-junction.org/eth_policy.html 

Rates businesses and organizations according to their ethical principles and social responsibility.

 

 

Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence (Providence R.I.)
http://www.nonviolenceinstitute.org/
Teaches nonviolence and ways to address potentially violent situations with nonviolent solutions. Operates the “Providence Streetworkers,” an intervention and outreach program.

 

 

Legacy International’s and the Global Youth Village

http://www.legacyintl.org/

http://www.globalyouthvillage.org/

Offers multiple training programs in dialogue, diversity education and activism for adults, as well as the Global Youth Village, youth summer leadership and cross-cultural program for teens ages 14-18.

 

 

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
http://www.nyagv.org 
Working to prevent gun violence through education and legislation.

 

 

Pace E Bene Nonviolence Service 
http:// paceebene.org/about/history.htm 
This Franciscan group lives nonviolently and provides workshops about how others can choose to live similarly. Their site provides additional resources and guidance as well.

 

 

Resource Center for Nonviolence Youth Program 
http://www.rcnv.org/rcnv/programs/youth.htm
A youth-led group of high school and young adult activists working to make positive changes in the community of Santa Cruz, Calif.

 

 

Richmond Youth Peace Project 
http://www.rpec.org/RYPP.php
A program of the Richmond Peace Education Center, RYPP empowers youth to promote alternatives to violence through conflict resolution and the arts.

 

 

Ruckus Society 
http://www.ruckus.org
Provides environmental, human rights, and social justice organizers with the tools, training, and support needed to achieve their goals.

 

 

Worldwide Calendar of Peacemaking Events
http:// peace.fresno.edu/calendar.php 
Worldwide calendar of peacemaking events organized at the Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies at the Fresno Pacific University in California.

 

 

Youth Alive 
http://www.youthalive.org
Preventing youth and gun violence through leadership development and peer education programs in California.

 

 

Youth Empowerment Center 
http://www.youthec.org/whatwedo/index.html
The Bay Area’s network of youth projects work on social justice, youth empowerment, and arts.