Peace Works Travel Blog

Friday, September 21th, 2018

Jewish Council for Public Affairs - The San Diego/Tijuana Border

Our Trip to the Border Last week, we traveled to both San Diego and Tijuana to learn firsthand about our nation’s immigration crisis as part of a Jewish Leadership Border Mission, led by HIAS and ADL. Participants on the mission met with the Mexican Consul General, immigration lawyers and advocates, government officials; visited detention centers; and attended an Operation Streamline… [Read Full Article]
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

September Reflection from Our Founder

Knowing our work is effectively empowering young people to engage as ethical citizen journalists using their first amendment privileges is a comfort to me, personally. And yet every time I return from these journeys, my fire is fueled to do more. There’s so much more to do! Hire more teacher leaders! Say yes to more student scholarship applicants! Showcase our… [Read Full Article]
Monday, May 21th, 2018

Partner Spotlight: e2 Education + Environment

In this Florida Times Guest Column, Andrea Davis highlights the benefits of our partner e2 education + environment's This is Ours program.   Girls in detention share stories  By Andrea Davis “I came into the Department of Juvenile Justice System when I was 13 years old. I am now 18. Growing up I lived in a bad neighborhood that didn’t… [Read Full Article]
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Packer Collegiate - Cambodia Rising 2018

Day 1 We woke up to the birds chirping and sun shining through our mosquito nets and open glass shutters. We were greeted into the unwalled canteen with ramen, crunchy yet fluffy, French bread, honey and rambutan (saomao in Khmer). We ate together in our group of eleven students, where Leila Narisetti (C’20) ate 20 rambutans, a lichee relative with pinkish… [Read Full Article]
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Partner Spotlight: Alex Lehman - Co-founder and Executive Director of Coalition Z

Alexandra (“Alex”) Lehman is the co-founder and executive director of Coalition Z, an activism organization committed to amplifying the voices of progressive youth (coalitionz.org). Launched on Inauguration Day 2017, Coalition Z has expanded its reach nationwide, becoming a peer-to-peer network of twenty high school chapters and counting. Most recently, in the wake of the Parkland tragedy, Coalition Z provided a… [Read Full Article]