Overview 

AmeriCorps Choose Peace team members commit to one year of service providing nonviolence training to 1000 economically disadvantaged elementary, middle and high school students in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls, Rhode Island. AmeriCorps members will be assigned to a team of two and placed at one 10 partner schools in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls to engage with students and others in the school community in efforts to reduce violence and create stronger nonviolence school cultures. Team members will implement ISPN’s Choose Peace Project in assigned school which includes providing nonviolence trainings, programs, and community events/meetings at assigned school. Teams will also be responsible for establishing relationships with school staff, parents, and key stakeholders in efforts to provide a more thorough support system for students.


How to Apply

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Details

The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence (ISPN) seeks to teach by word and example the principles and practices of nonviolence, and to foster a community that addresses potentially violent situations with nonviolent solutions. ISPN has helped to significantly lower violence in the City of Providence and other cities in the state, while assisting increasing the services being offered to victims of violence throughout the State of Rhode Island. Choose Peace members will gain experiences working in violence reduction, community development and youth development, and through these experiences will help to further ISPN’s mission of teaching by word and example the principles and practices of nonviolence; to foster a community that addresses potentially violent situations with nonviolent solutions.