• 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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This Season Give the Gift of Peace!

During one of our opening circles, a youth worker shared, "I know 100% of our kids want peace. They just don't know how to get there." And these kids don't have money to pay to learn the skills to transform conflict peacefully.

We need your help. We need your donation to continue our work with youth and the influential adults in their lives.  Read more about our current focus and the needs here.

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, who believes deeply in our work, all donations made by December 31, 2015 up to a total of $10,000 will be DOUBLED!

 Thank you for your interest and support! We wish you a season of peace!!


Join us for a Social Justice Happy Hour!

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

When: Tuesday, December, 1st from 5:30-7:00 pm

Location: Leo's Restaurant, first floor, back private room

                11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester, MA 01604

Speaker & Topic: Ellen Miller, Community and School Outreach for District Attorney Early's Office, will speak about and bring resources regarding dynamics of social media/internet and violence/sexuality with youth. We are thrilled to have Ellen join us!

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.

 Come to "Go in Peace", an inaugural performance of Worcester Polyphony and support the Center for Nonviolent Solutions with $4 of every ticket purchase! A wonderful way to celebrate the season!





Thank 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


Introducing: Marisa Halpin, Operations Intern, Fall 2015



Marisa is the operations intern for the fall semester. She currently is a senior at Assumption College studying organizational co mmunications with a double minor in marketing and human services. After college, she plans to pursue a career managing a non-profit organization, hopefully something involving animals. In her spare time, Marisa enjoys singing and getting involved in local theater. Marisa’s efforts at the center have been to make others aware of the services that the CNVS has to offer the community, as well as gain the community’s support. Marisa is incredibly excited to be working at the Center for Nonviolent Solutions and cannot wait to see all that there is to learn!


Introducing: April Hooper, Education Programs Intern, 2015-2016April_Hooper.JPG

April is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Community Development and Planning at Clark University after receiving a baccalaureate from the same institution in May 2015. April is interested in nonviolence and youth because of her previous four years working with youth in the Worcester community, which caused her to realize that something needs to be done to change the violent situation of the city. To her, one way to change the violence is to offer ways to resolve conflicts without it and thus the Center for Nonviolent Solutions inspires her to delve deeper into alternatives to violence. She has also been working as a contributor to Worcester’s Youth Violence Prevention Initiative and anticipates enjoying seeing the preventative side to violent confrontations. April is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this organization and hopes that she will be able to leave a helpful impact!

 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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