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  • The Gift of Peace Education

    At this time of year, we look for light to drive out the darkness of winter. We yearn for peace. Here at the Center for Nonviolent Solutions we are working...

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  • A 2014 Full of Progress

    In 2014, our education programs brought principles of conflict transformation to hundreds of students in Worcester schools and in summer programs. We taught courses emphasizing communication skills and healthy power, trained peer...

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CNVS_LogoW-Web-400w-T.pngThis Season Give the Gift of Peace Education

Please donate to our Annual Appeal!
Your gift will double if made by December 31, 2014!

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At this time of year, we look for light to drive out the darkness of winter. We yearn for peace. Here at the Center for Nonviolent Solutions we are working to build that peace in our city schools and beyond.

We understand conflict is a fact of life. We know learning and practicing conflict transformation can help reduce the violence in schools, streets, and homes. Our courses provide students with the skills and tools needed for resolving life’s “fights” nonviolently, tools like CLEAR (Chill Listen Empathize Assert Resolve) and the Conflict Escalator used to identify the root of a problem.

In 2014, our education programs brought principles of conflict transformation to hundreds of students in Worcester schools and in summer programs:

  • We taught courses emphasizing communication skills and healthy power
  • We trained peer mediators
  • And we worked with teachers and administrators to develop an after-school enrichment program

Read more detail in our 2014 Highlights and Annual Appeal Letter.

We could not have done this crucial work without widespread financial support from an array of generous individuals, foundations, businesses, municipal and state funders. THANK YOU!!! We know this work is needed. We know we need YOU!

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If We Don't Teach Peace

“If We Don't Teach Peace” 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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