Reducing Youth Violence

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AFSC Baltimore mentor continues recovery

Russell “Green-Bey” Green, Baltimore’s Friend of a Friend office coordinator, continues his recovery after a serious car accident in February 2015.

Marshhall Eddie Conway Freedom School Open House

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

American Friends Service Committee's Baltimore Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program and Maryland Peace with Justice Program + Pleasant Hope Baptist Church has

2nd Annual Peace is Power Giant Puppet Parade

New Orleans youth are crying out for a stop to violence! Our response to this outcry is “The Second Annual Peace is Power Giant Puppet Parade” organized by The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in partnership with The Leona Tate Foundation, O. Perry Walker High School, Be Creative Studios and Skookum Productions. The parade was held on Saturday September 17, 2011 from 5-8pm at Duncan Plaza across from New Orleans City Hall.

Closing reception and panel War and the Rise of Violence among Youth

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Windows and MIrrors Closing Reception followed by a panel and community discussion meant to emphasize the rise of violence among youth in countries where war is prevalent---those who wage war, and those whose environments suffer from war—and draw attention to global and domestic forms of youth violence (i.e. child soldiers, local gang violence).  The moderated panel discuss will be among participating groups and individuals who have witnessed, suffered at the hands of, or are/were affected by violence, especially war.

members of AFSC's Peace by Piece Team

Peace by Piece violence reduction training

Members of AFSC's New Orleans Project's Peace by Piece Team

“Poetry for Peace” Youth Night

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Participant in AFSC New Orleans Project's violence reduction training

Participant in AFSC's New Orleans Projects Peace by Piece violence reduction training

Youth poets express their heartfelt wishes for peace and a reduction of violence in new Orleans.  the event follows several weeks when the murder rate for teenage black boys has topped 3 per week.

New Orleans "Peace by Piece" youth activists at Kingian Training in Atlanta

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Members of the New Orleans "Peace by Piece" violence reduction team attend Kingian Training in Atlanta.

YEtCR Program Advisory Committee Interest Meeting

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program in its search for an Advisory Committee will be hosting an Interest Meeting for participants to learn more about the organization, the program and the roles and duties of the Advisory Committee.  Light refreshments will be provided.



Committee Application

If interested in the being on the committee, please complete this BIOSketch form and return it to Mia Jones at Please add into the form, your time availability. 

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