McKenna Center Volunteer

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Little Friends For Peace

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The Father McKenna Center is a day shelter for men experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C. Roughly 40 participate in a biweekly peace workshop on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and about 10 of them participate in a weekly, small group peace circle on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11a.m. Our executive director, MJ Park, leads both sessions accompanied by two LFFP staff members and volunteers.

Volunteers at The Father Mckenna Center are expected to help the LFFP staff member conduct a peace lessonDuring the large group:

  • The LFFP staff member will begin with some opening words about the lesson
  • Volunteers break off into small groups with some of the men and discuss the ideas that the staff member touched on
  • The LFFP staff member will bring the ideas of all the small groups together.
  • Volunteers and LFFP staff debrief to share any concerns or thoughts
During the small group:
  • The LFFP staff member presents a guiding theme for the circle
  • Staff members, volunteers, and the men engage in discussion together as a group around the theme
  • Staff members and volunteers debrief to share any concerns or thoughts

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About Little Friends For Peace


4405 29th Street, Mt Rainier, MD 20712, US

Mission Statement

Little Friends For Peace (LFFP) is a nonprofit committed to answering violence with skills for peace. LFFP's mission is to counter violence and contribute to a worldwide culture of peace by sharing skills to prevent, resolve, and transform conflict with individuals, families, teams, and communities. We hope to empower children and adults to build relationships through empathy and to solve struggles nonviolently through compassion and mindfulness. LFFP believes peace starts within: the more we practice personal peace, the more peace there will be in the world.


We started with our Peace Camps almost 40 years ago, but now LFFP offers various programs for children, youth and adults to experience, learn, and practice peace. These include: peace workshops, peace camps, in-school and after-school programs, prison and restorative justice circles, peaceful parenting workshops, service projects, and the LFFP Peace Academy for conflict resolution training. Through these programs, we empower a community of peacebuilders with practical strategies for better personal, interpersonal, and communal lives.


We'll work with your schedule.


Perry School Community Center128 M Street NWRoom 235Washington, DC 20001



  • Mentoring
  • Mental Health
  • Adult Education


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that you commit to at least one session (1-1.5 hours) on either a weekly (small group) or biweekly (large group) basis

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