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Review for Perry School Community Services Center, Inc., Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Perry School does a wonderful job serving the Washington D.C. community with a all inclusive service center for the local community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching young people achieve goals in school and in careers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase support

Role:  Volunteer & I have helped volunteer with the youth programming.

Review for Little Friends For Peace Inc, Mt Rainier, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Based in the D.C. metro area Little Friends for Peace is an amazingly effective and unique educational non-profit. The thousands of young people and their adult leaders across the country who have experienced LFFP's customized conflict resolution and peace education curriculum would certainly attest.

Programming options include Peace camps, after school Peace clubs and educator workshops. LFFP uses role playing with skits and plays, art classes, cooperative games and many other mediums to reach the youth and ingrain conflict resolution techniques into their habits. Much time is spent by LFFP staff with volunteers, interns and college students who learn and practice the peace building techniques with the students.

Today, the majority of the programming is hosted at Perry School community service center in Washington D.C. LFFP has become a refreshing presence in the high conflict Sursum Corda neighborhood. Peace clubs are hosted by many local schools and communities including Beacon House, the Fishing School, Mount Rainier and many other local communities.

The founders M.J. and Jerry Park have made their home that their own six children named "The Oasis" in Piscataway National Park in Maryland. The Park family enjoys welcoming their family and friends to their home to enjoy the natural and beautiful environment.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a camper myself and as a volunteer

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Share their teachings with more communities. kids, parents and teachers. Revamp the website and make their curriculum more visible

Role:  Advisor & I have helped volunteer with the kids, attract other volunteers and share with the public the need for LFFP and its teachings in today's communities.