AmeriCorps – 2012-2014
In 2012-2014, the Institute’s 16 person AmeriCorps team members address the unique needs of gang-involved youth. The team provides nonviolence training in schools, empowers local residents to organize violence prevention events, and provides positive skill-building opportunities for youth. This year our team is working in three elementary schools in Providence and continues our work in urban libraries. With the leadership of one of our AmeriCorps members, a GED class was launched at the Institute, helping us to realize a big dream of being able to offer our clients this service in a nonviolence atmosphere.