• NEYM Educator Training

    On Saturday, October 24th, we provided nonviolence education training to about ten New England Yearly Meeting (Quaker) youth educators.

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  • Magic Peacemakers

    As the summer wound down, we had the unique opportunity to facilitate youth nonviolence courses at the Wiogora School of Wisdom and Wonder - a Hogwarts/Harry Potter themed day camp...

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  • Cooperative Games

    In trainings and with youth, cooperative games are an invaluable tool to experience and then discuss desired topics and skills.

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Thank you!

As we wrap up our 2015 year-end appeal, we are grateful to our wonderful supporters.

The Center raised more than $8,000 from individuals and families who believe in the work we do in the Worcester community. This amount will be MATCHED by a generous donor, meaning that the Center brought in more than $16,000 in our final fundraising push of 2015. We are humbled by the generosity and thankful for these funds which will enable us to continue our work to prevent violence and build peace, whenever possible.


A Fond Farewell Christa_Drew.jpg

The past weeks have been a time of transition. December 31st marked the last day for the Center's Executive Director, Christa Drew. After four and a half years of dedicated leadership at the Center, Christa made the difficult decision to leave and focus on her other work related to food access/justice, health, economic and community development. She is also teaching a graduate course in Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution. We will miss her greatly. Jennifer Smead, the Center’s Finance Director, is serving as our interim director while the board strategizes next steps.


The Art of Peace
at Worcester Public Library in March

“The Art of Peace,” the Center’s upcoming exhibit at the Worcester Public Library, will feature works by adult and youth. The late historian Howard Zinn once said history is not just a “history of cruelty but of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.” We hope to convey a bit of this in our exhibit, to be displayed during the month of March. Come see it!


Cultivating Nonviolence 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Saxe Room, Worcester Public Library

Free & open to the public--details coming soon!

Join us for a Social Justice Happy Hour!

...primarily for people working with youth in the Worcester area...

When: Tuesday, February 23 from 5:30-7:00 pm

Where: Location to be determined


Attendees at the January 12th Happy Hour discussed "Nonviolence & the Arts"


FREE to attend this casual conversation and opportunity to connect and learn.
We will order some appetizers and you can order drinks/food if you like.
No need to RSVP. 

 Paul_Walker_Photo_2.jpgThank you to everyone who sponsored, attended, and supported
our 5th Annual Way of Nonviolence event:
An Evening with Dr. Paul Walker, Chemical and Nuclear Weapons Disarmament Expert and 2013 Right Livelihood Award Laureate

Our Nonviolence Educator Training gathering a diverse and engaged group of about 40 youth workers and educators. Thank you for 2 wonderful nights everyone! Special thanks to guest presenters, MJ & Jerry Park of Little Friends for Peace.

Held on Tuesday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 29, 2015
5:30- 8:00 pm each day @ Center for Nonviolent Solutions

We appreciate YOU!

THANK YOU for the financial support from many individuals, foundations, businesses, municipal and state funders who make this work possible!

Enjoy Cultivating Nonviolence (Annual Meeting) Event Photos

and our 2014 Annual Report

Support is always welcome!  Donate Now »


If We Don't Teach Peace

“If We Don't Teach Peace” (2011) is a sixteen-minute documentary about the Center for Nonviolent Solutions work. Through interviews with members of the Center's Board, staff, colleagues, and participants, hear about the importance and efficacy of skills in assessing and transforming conflict toward a culture of peace. This film is dedicated to William P. Densmore, co-founder (along with Michael True) of the Center.

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