Albert is standing in the middle, back of the bus. Peace Learning Center would like to recognize Albert Ellis as volunteer of the month! Albert has only been with Peace Learning Center for a short time, but he has already made a lasting impact. As a certified CDL driver, Albert donated his talents to drive our Peace Crew to NYC. Jay Horan, our volunteer and intern coordinator, said, “Albert is the most kind and compassionate person I have ever met. He is constantly worried about everyone else's needs and offers help where it is needed. It feels like Albert has been a part of PLC forever, he fits in seamlessly with the PLC family!" Thank you Albert for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!
Enjoy pizza while supporting a good cause – the PLC Peace Crew! Please bring a copy of the event flyer (see link below) on Thursday, 4/16 from 5-8 pm so that 20% of your purchase can be used to benefit PLC! Blaze Pizza prices are very affordable and they offer vegan and gluten free options as well. All pizzas are personal sized 11” pizzas that are prepared to order in less than 5 minutes. https://www.blazepizza.com/ PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST present a copy of the flyer (download a pdf copy via the link below) to the cashier before paying or we will not receive 20%!!! https://peacelearningcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Blaze-Pizza-FUNDRAISING-FLYER-IUPUI.pdf
Click here for Peace Crew ABC News Story We are very proud of our Peace Crew students at IPS Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School who were featured in a news segment on RTV6 ABC News on Friday, 10/3 at 6 pm! What is Peace Crew? Peace Crew is an innovative Indianapolis-based program designed to increase leadership, volunteerism, positive school and community connections, social emotional learning skills, and academic investment by empowering high school students to be peace education mentors to younger students. It does this by incorporating conflict resolution and diversity education with service-learning by bringing secondary students into the classrooms of their younger peers to serve as facilitators. The program maximizes the impact of PLC’s interactive and experiential program model by utilizing schools most important and often over-looked resources – students – to teach and model peace education lessons. PLC staff works closely with schools to identify students who have the capacity and interest to become school leaders even if they are not academically talented students. Our goal is to provide a positive service opportunity for students who might normally be overlooked as potential leaders. 2014-2015 Peace Crew Program Outcome Objectives: After participating in the semester-long program, at least 85%, or 85, of the 100 Peace Crew members (secondary students) will: - Demonstrate an increase in their ability to resolve conflicts without violence; Report an increase in their positive peer relationship skills (to include anti-bullying skills); Demonstrate an
Crafting for a Cause at the PLC! Volunteers from Roundpeg and ExactTarget Marketing will be joining us this Thursday, 10/2, for Indy Do Day to make beautiful upcycled paper flowers. #PEACEFLOWERS The flowers will be sold by our Peace Crew students at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School to raise money for their service-learning trip to the Big Apple (NYC) during their spring break! The Peace Crew members volunteer with Peace Learning Center every Friday during the school year for a unique internship in which they lead peace education lessons to IPS elementary school students about things like the importance of staying in school, how to be an upstander, and being proud of who you are. These high school students are making a BIG difference in the lives of their elementary peers and now we want them to have a chance to learn about all of the BIG opportunities that are possible in their lives. This trip to NYC will give them a chance to explore one of the biggest cities in the world and learn about all of the jobs that exist in the nonprofit world.
Flowers for Peace Indy DO Day: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10 am Peace Learning Center’s Peace Crew is a group of high school students who have spent the past year volunteering every Friday at local elementary schools teaching their elementary peers about peace, conflict resolution, and the importance of graduating. After serving locally for over a year it is their dream to spend a week doing service in the big apple! We are in need of help creating flowers from recycled material that the Peace Crew can then sell to use as fundraising for their trip! Please click on the link below and search for "Flowers for Peace" to register for our 2014 Indy Do Day project! https://indydoday.org/projects-needing-volunteers-listing/?entry=8383 What is Indy DO Day? Indy DO Day consists of several days when the people of Indianapolis get to know their neighbors, take ownership of their neighborhoods and take care of one another. It’s decentralized, ground-up, people-powered community improvement. It’s about pride, shared ownership, and stronger relationships. It’s about building the most civically-engaged community in the nation where every day is a Do Day.
This short video provides an overview of our Peace Crew peer facilitation program:
On Tuesday November 19, 2013 a group of students and leaders began a journey that will forever change their lives. These individuals are part of the Peace Learning Center. This is an organization in Indianapolis that “educates, inspires and empowers people to live peacefully.” In 1997 the center was started by a couple of residents who were concerned about neighborhood and family violence. These residents took initiative and the results of their vision have begun a movement of peace that is far-reaching. Now the Peace Learning Center serves schools, community nonprofits, businesses and juvenile correction facilities. This organization has reached over 165,000 people locally and internationally to help promote peace-building and conflict resolution. Building a community of peace begins here in Indianapolis, but it most certainly does not end here. This is why this group of peace-makers is traveling to Africa to bring students from the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, an administrator, social worker, two Saving Orphans Through Healthcare Outreach representatives (host organization for the trip), two RN’s, a photographer and Jay Horan, Volunteer Coordinator at the Peace Learning Center. I had the privilege of interviewing Jay Horan personally before the group left for their journey. When asked what the group will be doing while in Swazi, Africa, she replied: “We will be leading health education initiatives at four Swazi High School Convocations. In addition, we will be participating in extensive dialogue with the Swazi Youth Leadership groups,