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Service and Learning with a Global Peace Perspective - Service For Peace is an independent nonprofit organization providing service and learning opportunities through community projects which promote transformational and sustainable personal and community development around the world. We build Communities of Peace by bringing together people and partners of diverse faiths, ethnicities, nationalities, generations, and cultures to address profound social needs by discovering commonality and genuine appreciation for differences - all through service. We believe that peace begins with the inner peace fostered by service to others and that active cooperation provides the foundation and the real hope for peace.
• Provide meaningful service and learning projects.
• Turn transformation into peacemaking.
• Build bridges and sustainable relationships among diverse groups of people.
• Reduce prejudice and discrimination.
• Break the cycle of poverty.
• Encourage participants & partners to think globally and act locally
• Promote peace with a global perspective.
• Provide a foundation upon which to build a definitive vision of peace.
Service For Peace (SFP) is an international not-for-profit organization, founded in the summer of 2002. Our unique ability is helping diverse groups cross barriers of race, religion, creed, generation, gender, culture, or national origin through working together in service.We help communities organize meaningful service learning programs that promote local interests and build a culture of service. SFP ensures the most efficient and effective use of volunteers through preliminary community surveys determining and prioritizing compelling community needs. SFP interviews community leaders involved in education, public safety and health and human services to ensure programs are crafted to meet community wants needs.SFP links service to education by involving secondary schools and institutions of higher education to create lasting community change and provide opportunities for intensive commitments to service that foster civic responsibility. To strengthen grass root coalitions SFP provides technical support and outcome-based evaluation measuring positive community change and helping to build capacity and sustainability. SFP continues to reach underserved populations by forming partnerships with agencies that serve such groups.
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