Each semester, between 60 and 80 Columbia University students make weekly visits to local 5th grade classrooms to teach from a conflict resolution curriculum emphasizing non-violence and cooperation. Peace by PEACE students have discussions, act out skits, and play win-win games to learn to effectively manage the conflicts in their lives. At the end of the year, all the Peace by PEACE "graduates" gather at Riverbank State Park for the annual Festival to celebrate their accomplishments.
Peace by PEACE volunteers are trained at the beginning of the semester and are placed in classrooms that fit their schedules. Each classroom is made up of a mixture of returning and new volunteers so you can be involved regardless of your experience with kids or teaching! Volunteers develop rewarding relationships with both the students they teach and their teaching team members. Look for training advertisments next semester to join us!
Peace by PEACE is entirely student-run and is the largest service group in Community Impact. Peace by PEACE at Columbia is a member of Peace by PEACE International which has programs in several universities in the Eastern United States and Canada. For more information about Peace by PEACE at Columbia University, please email us!
In order to contact Community Impact, or Sonia Reese, our advisor there, please use:Community Impact