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Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center Youth Nonviolence Leadership Team
& Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center:
Keep the Peace Nonviolence Resource Directory

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $98,948)

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center in Oakland, CA aims to reduce violence committed by and against youth by providing nonviolence and conflict resolution training. The MLK, Jr Freedom Center will initiate a Youth & Nonviolence Leadership Team composed of 12-24 young people between the ages of 13 and 18. The Team will receive training on leadership skills, roots of violence, and hands-on conflict resolution role-play through daily and after-school programming. The MLK, Jr. Freedom Center will also update and create a searchable online database entitled "Keep the Peace -- A Nonviolence Resource Directory" to inform youth and the community at large about available programs in nonviolence, conflict resolution, addressing racism, teaching tolerance, etc. Anticipated program outcomes include: increased opportunities for local youth in leadership and nonviolence training; creating additional impact on families by providing trainings for parents, siblings and other family members; increased collaboration between organizations profiled in the Keep the Peace Directory and establishment of Keep the Peace as a key website for promoting nonviolence alternatives for youth - in Oakland, the East Bay, throughout California and the nation. The grantee will report their outcomes to OJJDP in the Categorical Assistance Progress Reports. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 11, 2004