Los Angeles’ Peace Education program seeks to reduce violence and increase the peace among youth and local communities throughout Greater Los Angeles and beyond. Our workshops for students and teachers, advocacy campaigns, speaker series and events are ways to promote a nonviolent community. 

Our direct work with youth-at-risk strengthens and facilitates personal growth, civic engagement, life skills and leadership development through peace education.  We offer alternatives to violence and militarism through mastery of personal tools for nonviolence, community building and civic engagement. We seek to decrease the enlistment of youth in military service and redirect them to leading the transformation of their own communities as models of peace and social justice.

By exposing the human and economic costs of war in the Middle East and Afghanistan and the impact of the military on U.S. culture, economy and policy, our speaker series and events increase public awareness and build public support to end war.