SACRAMENTO – FOUNDATION FOR PEACEFUL COMMUNITIES GOES ROGUE.
AS A LEADER IN CREATING SOCIAL JUSTICE CHANGE THE FOUNDATION FOR PEACEFUL COMMUNITIES LAUNCHES THE P.E.A.C.E. PROJECT© (PERSONAL EXCELLENCE ACHIEVED THROUGH COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT). PARTNERING COMMUNITY LEADERS WITH SOLUTIONS FOR FOSTER KIDS AGING OUT OF FOSTER CARE.
Blazing the trail of the P.E.A.C.E Project and creative innovator is Elaine Whitefeather, CEO of the newly formed Foundation for Peaceful Communities – well known as the Executive Director of A Community for Peace (ACFP), a state and county certified domestic violence services provider in Sacramento County, and a leader in making social justice changes by aggressively seeking partnerships with community leaders and community-based organizations to create systemic change for all. Securing partners such as Paul Durenberger, Assistant Chief Deputy DA, Police of Chief, Christopher Boyd, Citrus Heights Police Department, Citrus Heights Mayor, Sue Frost, Child Protective Services and many Corporate Leaders who have already generously supported ACFP and are now, encouraging the development and supporting calls for philanthropic investments and funding for the P.E.A.C.E Project ©
The P.E.A.C.E Project © modeled after the successful forty-four year old program at Delancy Street Foundation in San Francisco, CA., provides opportunity to change the lives of young adults, 18-26 years old. The P.E.A.C.E Project © is a residential learning center in which residents learn and teach vocational skills, develop interpersonal skills, practical and social survival skills. It’s an education model which holistically addresses the social problem of violence, abuse and its impact on the youth. It offers a peer based model with the belief of “each one teach one” and it offers vocational training for employment opportunities.
In 2012, studies estimate that between 50-80% of commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) in California are or were formally involved with the child welfare system. 58% of 72 sexually trafficked girls in Los Angeles County’s STARS Court in 2012 were foster care kids. In Alameda County, 41% of 267 victims in 2011-2012 were foster care kids
NOW Imagine…a place where a child is safe to live and work; learn and grow self-esteem and confidence; where you matter and you are understood, where you can dream, where you lean work skills, life skills, business skills, college skills and community building skills, a place to reach back and help the ones coming after you, where everyone counts and everyone matters…a place where peace and potential work together to change a youths’ world and ours…
Imagine that place is…EMPOWR UCampus.
NOW is the time to help this lost generation.
HOW? Give from your heart.
Consider giving a year-end gift as a tax donation, leave a Living Legacy to the Foundations For Peaceful Communities to support the P.E.A.C.E Project © Become a Corporate sponsor – mentor these kids as they learn a vocational skill. There are many ways to help.
Don’t wait for someone else to help – be the change you want to see for the lost generation of kids aging out of foster care.
Your Year-end gift giving to Foundation For Peaceful Communities will change a life.
For more information about Foundation For Peaceful Communities or its affiliates contact:
Glorian Martinelli, COO of Foundation For Peaceful Communities by email: Foundation@ACommunityForPeace.org or by calling 916-728-5613, ext 708.
Foundation for Peaceful Communities mission is to grow healthy communities by developing and supporting social renewal projects and enterprises that empower underserved and high risk populations, so that they can thrive, contribute and participate in the peace and wellbeing of our greater society. Foundation for Peaceful Communities is located at 6060 Sunrise Vista Drive, Suite 2220, Citrus Heights, CA. 95610, 916-728-5613. Foundation For Peaceful Communities is a 501 (c)3 non-profit, Tax ID: 47-4962382
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