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327 Seventh Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn
New York 11215
USA
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Programs: CAE offers the following programs: Children's Empowerment Project, an award winning after-school violence-prevention program for children of all genders (ages 6-12) in which children build self-esteem, discipline, and respect for others as they develop conflict-resolution, self-defense, and karate skills; Teen Initiative, an innovative youth-development violence-prevention program for teen women and transyouth(ages 14-19) which includes a five-week self-defense program, an ongoing self-defense and martial arts after school program called PACT (Power, Action, Change for Teens), community projects developed and implemented by the teens, and leadership training as Youth Instructors in the children's program or Peer Educators leading off-site workshops; Brooklyn Women's Martial Arts, one of the oldest and largest women's and transpeoples' martial arts schools in the country, which offers karate and t'ai chi, charges sliding scale fees, and provides free child care; 5-Week Self-Defense Program, a five-week course for women and transpeople which combines basic physical and verbal self-defense with discussions on awareness and prevention; Survivors Program, which offers one month of free training in karate or t'ai chi or the 5-week self-defense course free to women and transpeople who are survivors of domestic or sexual abuse/assault; and Community Violence-Prevention Workshops which take CAE's unique violence-prevention and self-defense training into the community.

Mission:
The Center for Anti-violence Education (CAE) works as a catalyst for change in the lives of women, transpeople, teens, children, and other communities especially affected by violence. CAE''s programs are designed to develop participants'' skills, knowledge, and awareness to enable them to heal from, prevent, and counter violence. We do this work to actively create a peaceful, just, and equitable world.
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02/28/11
I have been honored to be a part of this organization since 1992. Through this organization, I was taught to be a self-defense instructor, and have taken that work to Japan. Through this organization, I gained an understanding of physical, mental, and spiritual power, and also the gift of teaching. ... more »
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02/27/11
I trained at CAE for many years. In many ways, CAE helped me to grow up. The classes, and the opportunities to teach there helped me become more confident, and empowered me to try out things I never would have dreamed I could do. The community of CAE supported me through many phases of my life. the ... more »
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02/27/11
I trained at CAE for many years. As a single mother, it was a sanctuary for me where I was able to devote time to strengthening myself, learn new skills, study self-defense, and engage with an incredibly supportive and inspiring community- all the while, free child-care was provided for my young ... more »
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