21 11, 2016

November – Volunteer of the Month

2021-05-20T17:41:48-04:00November 21st, 2016|Tags: , , |

The Public Defender’s Office is our Volunteer Group of the Month.  Public Defender members spent a full Friday working with youth from a local elementary school.   After being trained in peace education lessons the volunteers mentored students as they went through rotations.   The volunteers were welcoming and friendly.   It was clear that they cared about the  youth and were happy to be spending their time with them.  Many of the volunteers said they couldn’t wait to come back! To the Public Defender’s Office, thank you for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!

19 10, 2016

Volunteer of the Month – October

2021-05-20T17:41:48-04:00October 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Angie’s List is our Volunteer Organization of the Month.  Angie’s List members spent a full Friday working with youth from a local elementary school.   After being trained in peace education lessons the volunteers mentored students as they went through rotations.   The volunteers were welcoming and friendly.   It was clear that they cared about the  youth and were happy to be spending their time with them.  Many of the volunteers said they couldn’t wait to come back! Angie’s List, thank you for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!

16 09, 2016

Volunteer of the Month – September

2021-05-20T17:41:49-04:00September 16th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Our “Peace Mentors” are our Volunteers of the Month.  Peace Mentors are committed to helping Peace Learning Center by receiving training to become facilitators for PLC field trips.   Jay Horan, our Director of Engagement has worked closely with the group and said,  “What a beautiful group of people!   They are kind and caring.  They believe in our mission and want nothing more than to have an impact on children.   We are so lucky to have them.”  Peace Mentors, thank you for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team! Interested in becoming a Peace Mentor?   Please email Jay Horan for more information at jhoran@peacelearningcenter.org.

14 08, 2016

Volunteer of the Month – August

2021-05-20T17:41:52-04:00August 14th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Ari Cruz is this month's Volunteer of the Month. Ari spent the summer as our Communications & Marketing Intern. She created our annual review, a new brochure and was incredibly helpful when it came to events. Tiffany Tibbot, Director of Operations worked closely with Ari and said, "Ari dove right into every project we gave her and went above and beyond. She was a self-starter who needed little guidance and got things done!" Volunteer Opportunities As always, PLC volunteers are busy making a difference every day! Thanks to all of you who have helped support our mission to educate, inspire and empower people to build peaceful communities this past month. To learn about other volunteer opportunities, contact Jay Horan or visit our website to complete an online volunteer application.

3 08, 2016

Peace From the Eyes of Leah Trimpe, Summer Intern

2021-05-20T17:41:53-04:00August 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , |

Peace to me means bringing a community together where distance and miscommunication were once major hurdles. I believe peace consists of working through those problems towards the common good of the community. To be able to achieve peace, we as a society must start accepting and celebrating each other's differences. Once we see past these differences, we can start creating a community of peace. I also think in teaching the next generation to celebrate those differences will help our community since they are the future. I chose to intern at the PLC because I wanted to improve my skills at facilitating discussion among a group. I also had the opportunity got to work with kids of all ages which taught me how to adapt to any situation.  While interning here, I was most surprised by the discussions we had as a group when talking about how to treat one another. I thought it would be too broad of a topic for younger kids to process, but they were the ones who contributed the most to our discussions. I was challenged when they would ask rather hard questions--making me think about my own choices in my personal life. This job really required me to reflect on my actions, and how I can change them to become a better role model to the younger generation. After participating in a day at the PLC, I hope the groups will remember the lessons we gave on affirmation. As a young person, you are

27 07, 2016

Peace From the Eyes of Austin Elliott, Summer Intern

2021-05-20T17:41:54-04:00July 27th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Peace, in my eyes, means there is a perception of tranquility and security in the present moment, whether that be in an individual or wide spread sense.  Thinking on a societal level to a national level, I believe peace is limited on how far it can reach due to differing senses on what that really means. To one community, broken windows and street graffiti can feel like home. However, to others, those could be signs of discomfort. Therefore, different initiatives that one person thinks would improve a community could in fact conflict with the sense of peace and stability that those living there feel. I think that a lot of places are peaceful, but it takes the right person to be able to see that in them. I guess what I’m trying to say is, I believe peace is limited to a community, and those there should do their best to ensure it is maintained. Yet, I do believe there are situations and experiences you can learn from (visiting the PLC) that will give you different perspectives on how to achieve that peace in the environment you place yourself in. It's nearly impossible for me to choose one most impactful moment of my internship this summer. There are countless moments every day I have with our amazing staff making it truly enjoyable to be here. Their constant support and positive energy make it a loving and educational environment for both myself

26 07, 2016

Volunteer of the Month – July

2021-05-20T17:41:54-04:00July 26th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Peace Learning Center would like to recognize Austin Elliot, Breea Vest, and Leah Trimpe as the volunteers of the month! These wonderful students joined us as summer interns and have been a tremendous addition to our program. Our Youth Development Facilitators worked closely with them and said, "This summer has been amazing with our new interns. They jumped in with enthusiasm. They shared their unique personalities and styles with the PLC staff and all the summer groups. They were always positive, willing to help and we could always depend on them to step up. They showed great commitment to peace and youth. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts." Thank you for everything you have done for our organization. We are very lucky to have you on our team! Interested in completing an internship with us? Contact jhoran@peacelearningcenter.org   

19 07, 2016

Peace From the Eyes of Breea Vest, Summer Intern

2021-05-20T17:41:54-04:00July 19th, 2016|Tags: , , |

When I think of peace, I think of everyone in a community working together.  One person can make a change, but together as a team, we can make a world of a change. I chose to work with the Peace Learning Center because of all the great things I heard about them. The Peace Learning Center is definitely one of the kind. During one of my first few events here, I realized the large impact I could have on a single child's life in such a short amount of time. When a child feels comfortable in a setting like the Peace Learning Center, it's incredible how much they can open up to the group. On my first day at the Peace learning Center I was playing a game with a group who had just arrived, and something just clicked between a little girl and I. She was super shy at first, but between our fun interactions and my peace training, she felt I was someone she could trust and she was by my side the whole day. At the end of the day she gave me the warmest, sweetest hug before she left. The one-on-one experience I had with this one child reminded how much of a change a single person can make. When I think of the great impact I had on this girl, I think of the even bigger impact our group has on all of the groups coming through our camps

28 06, 2016

Volunteer of the Month – June

2021-05-20T17:41:56-04:00June 28th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Giving Sum members are this month's Volunteers of the Month. Giving Sum awarded Peace Learning Center a $20,000 grant to help expand our One Indy programming and have also been completing service projects with us.  Despite inclement weather, more than 20 members showed up for a Mini TLC for PLC day to help us clean up the inside of our building and get organized for the summer.   Thank you all for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team and look forward to doing more great work with your help!

24 05, 2016

Volunteer of the Month – May

2021-05-20T17:41:58-04:00May 24th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Joan and Larry Vanore are this month's Volunteers of the Month. Joan and Larry have adopted Peace Learning Center as their own personal project and have begun to help us revitalize our building and landscaping. "I have been very impressed with the plan the two of them have put together to help Peace Learning Center fix many of the structural issues of our building," said Director of Operations, Tiffany Tibbot. Joan and Larry will be leading our grantees, Giving Sum, in a Mini TLC for PLC Day on June 4th. Please see details below if you're interested in joining us! WHAT: Giving Sum members, Peace Learning Staff and Board invite you to join us for a day of beautification and renovation. The service day will be dedicated to outdoor activities such as cleaning gutters, burying drainage pipes, painting picnic tables, and landscaping. If interested in participating please contact Tiffany Tibbot, ttibbot@peacelearningcenter.org  WHEN:  Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. WHERE: Peace Learning Center, 6040 DeLong Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254

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