Parents and Families

22 10, 2020

Peace in the Time of COVID-19

by Naeemah Jackson, Director of Family Programs There are myriad definitions for the word Peace.  For some it simply means an absence of violence or anger or conflict.  However, the concept of Peace covers an incredibly wide range of thoughts and feelings. In the Family Peace Workshops that I

22 07, 2020

The Power of Youth

by Clare Wildhack-Nolan Whenever I am fortunate enough to be facilitating a  group of young people, I first connect to them by acknowledging and lifting up their power as leaders, not in the future, but now. They are and can be leaders for peace. I  ask them to raise

26 06, 2020

Summer at PLC

by Tim Nation, Executive Director While the school year is over, it is not time for a break at Peace Learning Center. Our team facilitates training and workshops for youth and adults throughout the summer. We are getting many requests for help with equity education including implicit bias and

22 05, 2020

To Our PLC Community

Dear PLC Community, My name is Jay Horan and I am the Director of Community Engagement at Peace Learning Center.  As a part of my role I am charged with managing our public and program partnerships.  The last few months have been interesting, to say the least.   Our partners

19 07, 2019

Two Weeks of Two Different Camps

by Kate Owens July is a special time at Peace Learning Center because it is when we host our two specialty camps! Climate camp is put on in collaboration with Earth Charter–Indiana and brings together Indianapolis youth ages 5-17 to learn about climate and sustainability. Every day of climate

18 04, 2019

Social Justice Leadership Camp Taking Applications

by Clare Wildhack-Nolan Social Justice Leadership Camp for 2019 is now taking applications! We cannot wait to meet the new leaders who will arrive at camp. Each summer it has been amazing to facilitate and get to know the bright, powerful youth who come to camp. Each day is

20 03, 2019

Remembering the Village

by Naeemah Jackson, Family Programs Director Stereotypes are misleading. Stereotypes are harmful. Stereotypes are incredibly counter-productive, and they can be anathema to the truth of a person, and/or a group of people. Even city zip codes can reinforce negative stereotyping of the people who live within these boundaries. High

20 03, 2018

Social Justice Leadership Camp

by Clare Wildhack-Nolan, Director of Social Justice Leadership Camp For the past 5 years, March has been the exciting time of year where I begin sharing with the community the opportunity for Indy teens to participate in Social Justice Leadership Camp.  It feels amazing to be able to offer

14 08, 2017

Real Talk: Striving for Peace Within

by Naeemah Jackson, Family Programs Director On 6 July 2017, my beloved Grandson, Dyani K. Saunders-Gammon was murdered.  He had been on this earth for 22 years, 4 months and 6 days.   With that, how do I, the Director of Family Programming at Peace Learning

11 11, 2015

The Mindful Path – Grounding Your Day

  Hello from guest blogger, Lisa Robinson! Personal mindfulness can help to ground your day. Something that I really benefit from is to start my day quietly with a cup of coffee and a journal. I write down the first three things that come to mind for which I'm

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