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Don’t Hate! Peer Mediate!

CNVS Education Coordinator Claire Schaeffer-Duffy speaks on the joys and challenges of running a high school peer mediation. Come learn how kids can play an important role in creating a culture of peace within their school. Discussion to follow. Lots of good resources...

CNVS Statement on U.S. Mass Shootings

As board members and staff at the Center for Nonviolent Solutions, we abhor the mass shootings that have now plagued our country for two decades. We have a violence problem in the United States and it is exacerbated by guns. Even a partial list of recent American mass...

Forgiveness as a Way to Peace in the Classroom?

Worcester public school teacher Brian Leonard speaks on his experiment with reconciliation and other peace practices in his classroom of middle school students. Thursday, October 19 5:30-7:00 p.m. Sahara Restaurant 143 Highland Street, Worcester, MA 01609 Appetizers...

School Committee Honors Claremont’s Peer Mediators

Six high school students from Claremont Academy received certificates of honor from Mayor Joseph Petty on September 7 during the Worcester School Committee meeting at the City Council. The students were recognized for learning and implementing the skills required for...

Center Trains New Cohort of Peer Mediators

A new school year has begun, and with it new opportunities for resolving conflicts nonviolently. Students at Claremont Academy will be ready. In the final days of summer, eight rising sophomores attended the Center’s ten-hour training in peer mediation in anticipation...

Center Conducts First Staff Training

On Tuesday, June 19, the Center completed a four-session training with staff at Straight Ahead Ministries, a faith-based organization that works with formerly incarcerated youth, some of whom are gang affiliated. This was our first staff training with an...