Executive Director and Cofounder
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The Peace Learning Center of Indianapolis educates, inspires and empowers people to live peacefully.
Our vision is to build a community of peace where respect is primary and justice is real. Through the modeling of behaviors, community collaboration, and by providing services, we value:
- Peaceful resolution of all conflicts
- Strength of diversity in our community
- The potential of youth
- Responsible stewardship of the environment and community resources
“Be the Change”http://www.peacelearningcenter.org
With the Eagle Creek trail being extended from the southside of Indianapolis all the way to Eagle Creek Park, Peace Learning Center will develop a new cultural destination including a peace nature trail, labyrinth and interactive museum “Be the Change” that will enhance youth and adult understanding of ecology, peace and individual action to sustain the earth. This is part of Eagle Creek Park’s campus that includes the Earth Discovery Center, Ornithology Center, Go Ape Ziplines and Pike Youth Soccer.
One Indy Programhttp://www.peacelearningcenter.org
Peace Learning Center’s One Indy program adopts elementary schools in Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s focus areas for intensive restorative practices programs that teach social and emotional skills that increase critical thinking and abilities to solve conflicts.
Restorative Practices Programhttp://www.peacelearningcenter.org
To reduce suspensions and expulsions, Peace Learning Center’s Restorative Practices program gives middle and high schools new systems to deal with discipline and misbehavior through peer mediation, in class education, teacher professional development, and parent workshops.