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Peace in Education was created by graduate students of the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding Program at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Peace in Education volunteers have been involved in a project funded by the Jams Foundation and the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM).
Peace in Education participates in the Community Mediation National Learning Community. As a participant, we will sustain community cohesion in the development and refinement of innovative and emerging community mediation center services which impact services or activities in one or more of the following areas: Education/Employment, Housing/Community Connections, or Physical/Mental Health. We have chosen to focus our commitment on increasing access and improving health for the community members in the City of Compton.
MISSION: Peace in Education’s role as a change agent is to foster actions that move communities from being less active to more proactive in achieving health for all. Community engagement will include the process of developing relationships that enable government/civil service providers and community members to come together as stakeholders to work together to address health-related issues and promote well-being to achieve positive health impact and outcomes. At the heart of this project is the empowerment and voice of the community.
The National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) has been committed since its inception (1994) to embed the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, starting with their founding (9) Hallmarks. Peace in Education shares all nine hallmarks. However, the Compton Health Equities project is guided by Hallmarks #1, #2, #3, #5 and #8.
Hallmark 1: Representative of the Diversity of the community served.
Hallmark 2: The practice of mediation is open to all persons.
Hallmark 3: Striving to reduce barriers to service, including physical, linguistic, cultural, programmatic, and economical.
Hallmark 5: Providing service and hiring without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, disabilities, national origin, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity, identity, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income.
Hallmark 8: Initiating, facilitating, and educating for collaborative community relationships to effect positive systemic change.
Black Women for Positive Change
Conflict Resolution Training
A dialogue series about the education system and the pandemic
Our Work In Action
Sharif Valentine, Lead Designer of the GenZ Summit was invited to appear on the Dominque DiPrima show to discuss the views of GenZs regarding :
The need for valuing young people's opinions.
The need for mentorship.
Access to mental health information and services.
Importance of community and political engagement,
The need to understand generational differences and expectations.
Recognition and awareness that technology is shaping each generation in a different way.
The need for more events and discussions like this.
Conflict is a part of life's cycle. More and more problems are being resolved through mediation services.
Why chose PIE?
We offer free mediation services both community and court connected.
What is mediation?
Mediation is a confidential and voluntary process in which a neutral third party facilitates communication between people to resolve their disputes. Mediation also eaches individuals how to bargain. This is a transferable skill that can be utilized to solve problems in the future and in any area of life. Mediation is typically a one on one, sometimes small group facilitated, process. The mediation sessions are not taped and any notes made during the process are destroyed at the conclusion of the session.
What are some benefits to utilizing PIE's mediation services include:
Academically trained and Dispute Resolution Programs Act (DRPA) Certified Mediators.
The parties to a dispute, not a judge or jury, decide how that conflict will be resolved.
In the community, any problem between people, families, or groups can be discussed and resolved.
Communication and collaboration are encouraged. PIE prides ourselves on providing quick, convenient services which foster relationships, supports and encourages harmony. Our goal is on reconciling and restoring community, family and organizational relationships.
Compared to litigation, community mediation is more cost-effective .
Our staff hold Graduate Degrees or Undergraduate Degrees in the following areas of academic studies-
Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Peacebuilding International Peace Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies
Conflict Management and Negotiation studies.
Possess experience working with and support communities;
Highly skilled experienced, skilled and trained alternative dispute resolution practitioners e.g., mediators, facilitators, and designers of community dialogues.
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1000 East Victoria St. Carson California 90746
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