9 09, 2022

Celebrating 25 Years of Peacemaking

2022-09-09T13:46:01-04:00September 9th, 2022|

Peace Learning Center was surrounded by friends, family, and community members on Saturday, August 27th to commemorate 25 years since our founding.  Support from the community resulted in more than $50,000 raised to support youth in Indianapolis. The event was made possible by funding from: Efroymson Family Fund CNO Financial Group Eskenazi Health Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Citizens Energy Group Christian Theological Seminary Indianapolis Airport Authority Epsilon Xi Glick Philanthropies Pacers Sports & Entertainment  Additional support for the event provided by: Butler University Subaru Automotive of Indiana Earth Charter Indiana Among those present for the celebration included Americorps alums who served at PLC. One Americorp alum, Dee Radford, recalled how the social and workforce skills she taught youth at PLC became applicable in her nonprofit work after Americorps. "Thank you for the opportunity to allow me to express myself and bring other people into this realm of peacefulness," Rad said. Jessica Brand, board member, emphasized the importance of our mission and vision. Founder and CEO Tim Nation explained Peace Learning Center's advocacy for restorative disciplinary actions in schools built on “love and respect” rather than “fear and intimidation.” "What we’ve been trying to do is work directly with young people to teach them how to have healthy relationships. And how to deal with conflicts and differences,” Nation said.  Deputy Mayor Judith Thomas presented the PLC team with a proclamation, on behalf of Mayor Joe Hogsett, declaring August 27th, 2022

3 06, 2021

Summer Appeal

2021-09-23T14:02:38-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Do you remember an experience as a summer camper? A place where you could build community, develop a sense of adventure, and have memories that inspire you the most, all of which you enjoyed outdoors? (Which we all certainly need more of these days!) For many, camp is a chance to grow, learn, and develop into a more confident version of yourself and we are thankful to continue our summer camps to do just that. At Peace Learning Center we are thankful to continue our Summer Camps to develop Peacebuilders,  Social Justice Leaders, and Climate Activists. Our camps help children and youth of all ages develop skills to grow themselves as leaders through team building in interactive and creative experiential learning opportunities.  This last year we were not able to offer our camps, so the need for campers to experience these opportunities is very important! A gift of $5 will allow one student to attend one day of our camps. For a gift of $200 an entire day of our camp is possible for a whole group!  Lessons our youth learn include: Communities and Working Together Self-Esteem and Personal Power Stress and My Brain Communication and Listening Conflict Resolution Responsibility/ Choices and Consequences Restorative Practices Bullying Prevention and Empathy Acceptance and Inclusion Social Problem Solving Peer Pressure Persistence and Protective Factors Hope and Purpose be the change- How I can improve the world around me! Through your generous donations,

1 12, 2020

Our Story of 2020

2021-05-20T17:41:20-04:00December 1st, 2020|

We did not have to end our services. We did not have to let employees go. We did not close the doors of Peace Learning Center for good. But all of that could have been the case in this unprecedented year if it had not been for the support of peacemakers like you who believe in our work to transform our community. This year has been extremely hard on everyone and we know how valuable every dollar is to individuals, families, and businesses. What you give goes directly to support our programs and services. The youth, adults, and families we serve benefit tremendously because you help PLC provide equity, social emotional learning, and restorative justice education. We believe in transparency and that is why we want to share with you, our supporters, a few quick facts about PLC’s 2020: Expected revenue of nearly $150,000 was lost because of the effects of COVID-19 on schools, individuals, and funders. Our annual fundraiser, which typically generates $20,000, was cancelled. Four staff members left us in 2020. Despite these rather sobering statistics, there’s much more good than bad to come out of 2020 for PLC: Served 6,463 unduplicated individuals from January until the end of November. We have hired three new positions (Director of Programs, Director of Social Emotional Learning, and Facilitator/Coordinator) that will start in the new year. Nearly all our learning programs have successfully transferred to a virtual format and we

18 06, 2019

June 2019 Donor Thank You

2021-05-20T17:41:27-04:00June 18th, 2019|Tags: |

Join us in thanking last month's donors: Jill Curtis Kathleen Cleary Joanna Green Elizabeth Christ Amanda Blackburn Sylvia Graves William Krieble Toni Collins Fred & Nancy Nation

15 01, 2019

End-of-the-Year Thank You

2021-05-20T17:41:31-04:00January 15th, 2019|Tags: |

Join us in thanking our end-of-the-year donors: Dr. James and Linda Trippi Jill Curtis Kristine Matel Robert Bringle Robert Nation Stacy Robinson Marilyn Smith David Mason Nancy Theoharis Nancy Lindhjem Patrick Cavanagh Christopher Murphy Anne Frye Erin Tanner Annie Christ Garcia Joanna Green Kathleen Cleary Saul Helman Andrew Pike & Sharon Horvath Thomas & Noell Krughoff Paul & Marilyn Knapp R. J. Gibson Janet & Edwin Dykstra James & Carol Donahue Katharine Marvel & Cornelius Martin George Robinson Kayla Ndjera Hawa Marshall Jeffrey Howell Judith Okenfuss Jeanne Smucker Fred & Nancy Nation Mary Ellen Brown

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