Alternatives to Violence Project

Founded in and developed from the real life experiences of prisoners and others, and building on a spiritual base, AVP encourages every person's innate power to positively transform themselves and the world.
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American Friends Service Committee

AFSC is a Quaker organization which has programs that focus on issues related to economic justice, peace-building, social justice, and youth in the United States, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

Offers advice about countering harassment to parents and children, address to educators, and frequently asked questions and answers about Arab-Americans.

Annenberg Classroom

Annenberg Classroom offers a wide array of educational resources under a single umbrella. Educators can find curricula, lesson plans, multimedia programs, and other teaching materials all indexed and in conformance with the educational standards of their state. Search by keyword, by subject area, or by state standard to find one of the richest sets of teaching aids available in a single location.

Anti-Defamation League

Offers activities to help educate about and challenge prejudice and discrimination, including 101 ways to beat prejudice, and discussing hate and violence with children.

Beyond Diversity 101

Diversity training has traditionally been based in models driven by guilt and blame. We believe that if the goal is to become a more whole society, such trainings are highly ineffective. We need to move beyond the vicious cycles that are embedded in these old “Diversity 101” models. We can, in fact, abolish systematic discrimination within and without. It requires recognizing, taking responsibility, shifting mindsets while continually building and utilizing effective skills. Beyond Diversity 101 is for all who choose to transform systems of separation and power-over. It is for those who want to work toward wholeness — within and without.

Bolivian Quaker Education Fund
A Friends Council on Education Affiliate Member Organization

The mission of Bolivian Quaker Education Fund is to strengthen ties between Bolivian Quakers and those of North America and Europe through programs that improve the education of Bolivian Quakers and of Quaker schools in Bolivia and neighboring countries. The organization grew out of visits to Bolivia organized by Quaker Study Tours beginning in 1995, and out of a visit to US Quakers in 2001 by two young Bolivian Quaker teachers, Loida Cutipa and Cecilia Paco.

Camps, Quaker

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Casa de los Amigos Service and Education Project

Casa de los Amigos Service and Education Project is a Quaker center of hospitality, volunteer service, and international understanding, located in the heart of Mexico City. They offer 5-10 day seminars which involve working on a service project, field trips, visits with marginalized communities, guest lectures, and study material. They also take interns for volunteer work.
Phone: 525-705-0521; 705-0646, Fax: 705-0771, E-mail:

Children's Creative Response to Conflict

This program was established in 1972 by the New York Quaker Project on Community Conflict and is now incorporated as Creative Response to Conflict. As a result of years of nonviolence training, the staff realized that the seeds of violence are often planted in children at an early age. They began adapting, for young children's skills, the methods used with adults, starting with weekly workshops in New York City public schools. Now, tens of thousands of CCRC workshops have been conducted in the New York area, North America, Europe, Asia, Central and South America.

Connecticut Center for Peace Education

Pax Educare links educational and community practitioners (pre-K through higher education, scholars, activists, religious and community groups) and institutions to materials, curricula, research and training in peace and conflict studies including: nonviolence; mediation; cultural, gender and other issues around diversity; human rights; and ecology and the environment.
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Council for American Private Education (CAPE)

Primary Advocate for American Private Education The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) is a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates serving private elementary and secondary schools. There are 33,740 private schools in America; in fact, one in four of the nation’s schools is a private school. More than six million students (11 percent of all students) attend them. CAPE member organizations represent about 80 percent of private school enrollment nationwide.

Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education

The Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education is a non-profit organization working to help schools integrate spiritual and ethical education into the curriculum.CSEE sponsors workshops and publishes a newsletter.

Educators for Social Responsibility

Offers programs to help build a more positive school climate, create a safer, more respectful, more personalized learning environment, and integrate social and emotional learning, conflict resolution, and diversity education.

Friends Association for Higher Education

Friends Association of Higher Education provides support and a link with tradition in the work of Quaker higher education.The organization an annual conference with a theme around a topic of critical importance to Friends Education that to connect all who share Quaker ideals of higher education, whether at Quaker or non-Quaker institutions.

Friends Center

Friends Center is a hub for Quaker activity in Philadelphia and around the world. The Friends Center campus houses an active Quaker meeting; local, regional, and international Quaker organizations; and like-minded groups working for peace and justice. Friends Center also serves as a meeting place, providing a quiet area for 2 – 3 or space accommodating up to 700 for lectures and events.
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Haverford College's Special Collections Department

The Quaker Collection is a collection of more than 30,000 printed volumes some dating back to the 17th century. Much of the material consists of family papers including letters, journals, scrapbooks, photographs, etc.

Henry J. Cadbury Library of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

This library, located at Friends Center, Philadelphia, Pa., and searchable via the web, has an extensive collection of 18,000 books and audiovisual items. A large proportion of the circulation is distributed by mail. Over 100 booklists are available on the major subjects of the collection. The entire book collection is available to all Friends school teachers and librarians.

Mennonite Central Committee

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a relief, service, community development and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. Videos available for lean or purchase - extensive collection of titles on peace education, social awareness and global issues.

National Association for Independent Schools

The National Association of Independent Schools, governed by a board of trustees and staffed by approximately 40 individuals, is a membership organization and the national voice of independent education. NAIS represents approximately 1,400 independent schools and associations in the United States, and affiliates with independent schools abroad as well. The organization offers a broad variety of services and products.
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