Peace Works Travel Blog

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]
Friday, April 20th, 2018

Packer Collegiate Program Teaches Students New Artistic, Communicational, Cultural Skills

Student Exchange Program Teaches Students New Artistic, Communicational, Cultural Skills Monday, April 2018 by Channa Kev At the end of March, 11 PEPY Scholarship students and 11 Packer Collegiate Institute students from Brooklyn participated in a four-day exchange program together in Siem Reap. The objectives of the program were to learn and share about each other’s schools, skills, and cultures.… [Read Full Article]
Monday, April 02th, 2018

Teachers, Students & Gun Violence

My first “Active Shooter on Campus” drill didn’t help. The administration meant well, as did the SWAT-trained police brought in to prepare teachers for the worst imaginable day of our careers. How to respond effectively to a gunman [so far, always a male] and keep the students safe? The professional development training was inspired by the Umpqua Community College shooting in… [Read Full Article]