The Peacemaker Corps .
The Peacemaker Corps mission is to facilitate and support peace and tolerance education among the youth of the world. The Peacemaker Corps empowers generations to come together and make our world a peaceful, compassionate, safe and tolerant place to live. The Peacemaker Corps concept grew out of the United Nations mission to promote peace, tolerance and conflict resolution. A collaborative effort between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Friends of the United Nations (FOTUN) and Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) launched the preliminary Peacemaker Corps trainings in fall of 1999.
Chair and President, has been a life-long active volunteer serving as a Board member of the Friends of the United Nations (FOTUN) from 1998-2002. As Chairman of the Board for FOTUN from 1995-2001, she created The Peacemaker Corps in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), The United Nations and the Simon Youth Foundation. In 1988 Carole was the technical advisor for the first United States government sponsored business junket for women business owners and leaders through HUD to the People’s Republic of China. From 1981 to 2004 she was a member of the Alliance Board and was then appointed Governor and Trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Ms Krechman is Purpose Prize Fellow since 2008 for her work with the Peacemaker Corps. Her experience includes, running several major companies, has been a member of Who’s Who in American Business since 1979.
Board Members and Advisors
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Member, Chair of the jury PSGFF, has devoted many years as an inspirational champion for sustainable peace.. [Read More].
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Leslie Sultan is an Attorney of Law in the City of New York. She earned her graduate degree at City University New York (CUNY) School of Law, N.Y., in May of 2008. [Read More].
Mr. Krechman is currently the Vice President of Peacemaker Corps Association… [Read More].
Carole Sumner Krechman
Chair and President, has been a life-long active volunteer serving as a Board member of the Friends of the United Nations… [Read More].
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an independent technology consultant, using his expertise to help small businesses integrate current technology. He also contributes his time and expertise to other non-profit organizations that work with children who are mentally and physically disabled as well as organizations that serve underprivileged and troubled youth from low-income areas. His volunteer experience includes Pico Family Center in California, Barrios Unidos and SCORE.
UN NGO Representative
PCA permanent United Nations Representative, who has a long-standing collaborative relationship with the civil sector, national and international NGO’s, international development entities that includes U.S. Government agencies, The World Bank, The United Nations and The Commonwealth Secretariat.
Robert H. Peterson
Mr. Peterson graduated from the US Marine Corp Academy as commandant in his senior year, did his MBA at the Wharton School. After serving 8 years as a Major. He has also worked at Occidental Life Ins. Co., National Ben Franklin Life Ins. and John Hancock Life Ins. Robert also perform small business consulting, as well as software and hardware companies.
Robert L. Burley
Senior Workshop Consultant
He is an educator and consultant in the fields of Multicultural Education, Conflict Resolution and Diversity and part of the original team that created the workshops. Recently appointed a "Master Trainer" by the Peacemakers Corps, (a HUD initiative) his workshop "Do YOU hear What I Hear?" was nominated for the HUD 2000 Best Practices Award. Currently, he is assigned to the Office of Multicultural Education with the Pittsburgh Public Schools and is the founder of Burley Consulting. A member of Who's Who Among American Educators, he is a sought after speaker and a training leader
Bruce Lee Albert
Senior Executive Marketing Advisor
Bruce formed Applegate Seven in 2008 to provide strategic, operational, business development, capital raise and M&A counsel to marketing communications and media technology companies. He is an advisor to Kaleidoscope/Interpublic, Progress Partners, Simplink Media, and Eleven International (Brussels). Bruce is also a Senior Executive Advisor to the Peacemaker Corps, a United Nations NGO dedicated to facilitating non-violent conflict resolution, self-reliance and tolerance education among the youth in the U.S. and around the world. He applies diverse strategic and operating experience gathered at Doyle Dane Bernbach, the Dick Lord Agencies and Interpublic to build brands and businesses.
Technology and Art Director
Simone has more than 25 year’s of experience. He is an International award winning as an Art & Creative Director of broadcast design with an excellent knowledge and awareness in new technology and of international audience’s taste.
Leslie Arlyn Fix
Staff Organizational and Management Consultant
36 years of working with a broad range of small businesses; creating and maintaining long term structures and systems that support business sustainability. Her expertise encompasses; negotiation, office management, organization of finances, billing, collections, tracking/recording all transactions. She currently works with the non profit NGO Peacemaker Corps in all administrative organization, travel and transportation requirements, reviewing and editing official documents and as opportunities arise, fundraising.
Western District Director PSGFF Film Festival
Omar joined the Pico Youth and Family Center as a teenager. He was born in Mexico and lives in Los Angeles. After taking the Peacemaker Corps training in 2004, he became a trainer for the program. He is a high school soccer coach and the West Coast producer for the Peacemaker Corps Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival Film Program. Omar has an innate ability to understand the youth of today and has become an invaluable member of the Peacemaker Corps family.
Mission, History and Values.
Following the budget cut, the Peacemaker Corps was reorganized to continue its mission of empowering our youth with the art of making peace. In 2002 we obtained written consent from HUD to utilize the curriculum and established 501(c) 3 status with the State of California and the US Internal Revenue Service. In 2003 the Peacemaker Corps Association received the high honor of being recognized as an official Non-Governmental Organization affiliated with the United Nations.
- Proven Success in 15 training sites nationwide, running workshops in Shopping Malls coast to coast. Currently, with the reach of our film festival, we have grown to 27 additional sites throughout the USA and a number of countries where films and peacemaker principals are being expanded
- Participants empowered to make positive changes within themselves and their communities
- United States Federal Government Developed Curriculum, under President
- Clinton’s welfare to work initiative in 1997 and delivered by HUD.
- Peacemakercorps.org and PSGFF.com provide virtual support system for Peacemaker graduates and allows filmmakers to upload their offerings free.
- Public/Private Partnership for spreading the word about the festival and grow our offerings from every corner of the world.
- Partnership agreements in place with organizations & venues coast to coast
- National and International Focus
SPARTA Consulting, HUD’s national public housing security contractor, conducted surveys, asking the students to evaluate the training on several levels. These interviews provided qualitative and quantitative data regarding the benefits of the training.
⇒ 87% of participants responded that they learned a lot about mediation and conflict resolution after taking part in the Peacemaker Corps training
⇒ 87% gave the training an “Excellent” or “Very Good” rating when asked to rate the overall Peacemaker Corps session
⇒ 76% stated that they would “definitely” like to learn more about the Peacemaker Corps.
In Pittsburgh, the mother of a graduate stated the program had a visible impact on her son and his friends. She said the program “changed his whole outlook” on how he related to other youth. Youngstown, Ohio Peacemakers reported they were using their training to breakup fights in school and to avoid fighting with siblings and friends. SPARTA Consulting also identified that following the training many graduates of the Peacemaker Corps had been empowered to join organizations that utilized their new peacemaking skills for a positive effect on their communities. Organizations included: Youth Crime Watch, Drug Free Youth in Town (DFYIT), Boys and Girls Club, City Youth Council and the Youth Crime Commission.
The focus of the Peacemaker Corps Association is two core services. The first is to facilitate education to youths and adults around the world that empowers them to spread and practice peace. The second is to build a dynamic, multi-level worldwide support system for these Peacemakers which create a cohesive connection between the Peacemakers around the globe. In order to achieve that mandate, we have a mobile app under development to broadcast, peace messages, film, video, music radio all free to every smart phone in the world. Think of the Peace App as the antidote to all the negative messages that we are bombarded with every minute of the day.
Mentors and Facilitators
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The goal of the training is to empower the staff to understand and live the principles of leadership and peacemaking, so that they can apply them in their organizations and model them for the youth with whom they are working.