Our Community

PPWN aims to be a small organization with a big impact.  In order to accomplish this, we look to partner and collaborate with communities as much as possible so that we can share resources, rather than compete against each other for those resources.  We may not have a lot of money, but we have a ton of strong relationships, and our emphasis will always remain on the people.

Partners are organizations and communities who have a programmatic relationship with PPWN.  This is typically through a joint effort to institutionalize the philosophy of Kingian Nonviolence.

Sponsors are organizations and communities who support the mission of PPWN and provides some type of resource that furthers our work.  This could include offering free space for PPWN events, some form of financial support, volunteer assistance, etc.

Volunteers are individuals who offer their time and help us out with a variety of tasks.  We are incredibly grateful to our entire community of volunteers, and encourage others to join us!

CLICK HERE to see a list of other organizations offering Kingian Nonviolence.

Partners

North Lawndale College Prep High School (NLCP)
www.nlcphs.org 
Chicago, IL
The mission of North Lawndale College Preparatory Charter High School is to prepare young people from under-resourced communities for graduation from high school with the academic skills and personal resilience necessary for successful completion of college.

NLCP works to create a culture of positive peace by offering students year-long opportunities to learn about Kingian Nonviolence, to practice responding to conflicts by using restorative justice techniques, and utilizing other creative ways to address violence in their school.  The school saw a 70% reduction in violence in the first year of the NLCP Peace Warriors program.

CLICK HERE to read an article about their work in Rethinking Schools, HERE to watch a 15 minute video from PPW Productions, or HERE to learn more.

San Francisco Sheriff’s Department
www.sfsheriff.info
San Bruno County Jail, San Bruno, CA
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department is working with a diverse group of community organizations and volunteers to provide a wide range of services for it’s inmate population.  This includes Kingian Nonviolence workshops as well as programs like Alternatives to Violence, parenting classes, and a fully chartered school housed inside the jail.

PPWN is offering monthly 2-day workshops in Kingian Nonviolence to inmates and staff inside the San Bruno County Jail.  Our long term goal is to certify both inmates and staff to become presenters themselves in Kingian Nonviolence, so they can continue to educate their peers.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Freedom Foundation
www.freedomfoundation.org
Selma, AL
The Freedom Foundation’s mission is to CULTIVATE (develop, enlighten, educate, train, refine, advocate for, encourage, help, aid, and assist) THE NEXT GENERATION through programs and services that inspire and equip them to reach their full potential.

PPWN is working with the Freedom Foundation to offer Kingian Nonviolence to college students annually as part of their Alternative Spring Break and Summer Program.  In 2012, over 100 students from around the country were trained during their spring break and participated in community service projects throughout Selma.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Sponsors

Bottom Feeder Music
www.bottomfeedermusic.com
Bottom Feeder Music provides marketing and outreach services to music industry professionals, artists, and fans.  They have a network of over 80,000 people that they build with.

In an effort to spread positivity and nonviolence within the music industry and in Hip Hop culture, Bottom Feeder provides marketing to PPWN by forwarding updates to their vast network.

Peace Development Fund
www.peacedevelopmentfund.org
Amherst, MA & San Francisco, CA
The Peace Development Fund works to build the capacity of community-based organizations through grants, training, and other resources as partners in human rights and social justice movements. As a public foundation, we nourish, foster, and encourage the diverse, self-sustaining and economically viable communities that are essential to building a peaceful, just and equitable world.

PDF serves as PPWN’s fiscal sponsor, and allows us to receive tax-deductible donations and grants.

East Bay Meditation Center
www.eastbaymeditation.org
Oakland, CA
EBMC’s mission is to foster liberation, personal and interpersonal healing, social action and inclusive community building.  They are known as one of the most diverse meditation centers in the entire world.

EBMC allows PPWN to use their space for workshops, meetings and other events.  They have also sponsored several workshops for their membership.

PeaceWorkers
www.peaceworkersus.org
San Francisco, CA
The mission of Peaceworkers is to support, strengthen and promote nonviolent movements for peace and justice and nonviolent peacemaking efforts in the US and around the world.

PeaceWorkers have offered PPWN a challenge grant, allowing us to raise funds throughout the summer of 2012 and have each dollar count twice!  Help us meet this goal!

AlocStudios
www.alocstudios.com
Berkeley, CA
AlocStudios is the graphic design photo and video editing service portal by Victor Mavedzenge. It is a freelance business that ensures you get personal attention from the Fine Artist/Designer.

AlocStudios has been providing free graphics design for PPWN.

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