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Jun 12, 2015

29 students from Maine technical school apply skills to improve Camp facilities

OTISFIELD, MAINE | Twenty-nine students from the Tri-County Technical Center in Dexter (Maine) moved their classroom to the Seeds of Peace International Camp from June 9 to 11. The group deployed their skills across the Camp, making repairs, improving infrastructure, and preparing the facility for the summer. This is the second year that Seeds of Peace and the Tri-County Technical Center have teamed up to provide students with an opportunity to make practical use their craft in a real-life setting, … FULL STORY

Jun 8, 2015

Over 70 Toll Brothers construction volunteers prep Camp for the summer

OTISFIELD, MAINE | Ready to go with hammers, paint and plywood, dozens of volunteers from Toll Brothers headed to Seeds of Peace International Camp over the weekend to prepare it for its 23rd summer. This is the 17th consecutive year in which employees from the New England Division of Toll Brothers have volunteered their time and resources to prepare the Camp to host young leaders from conflict regions around the world. “For the last 17 years we have been honored … FULL STORY

May 14, 2015

Seeds of Peace honors correspondent Andrea Mitchell, celebrates 22 years

NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace awarded NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell the John P. Wallach Peacemaker award on May 13 for her long career reporting stories of international importance. “We are honored to be able to recognize Andrea Mitchell for her incredible career reporting on some of the most important foreign affairs issues of our time,” said Seeds of Peace Executive Director Leslie Lewin. “Andrea connects audiences to issues with courage and conviction, values that are … FULL STORY

Oct 28, 2014

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Oct 26, 2014

30 board members, supporters visit Middle East, observe Seeds in action

JERUSALEM | In October, a group of 30 Seeds of Peace board members and major supporters participated in a week-long educational trip to Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. The visit deepened understanding of the complex conditions under which Seeds of Peace works, and introduced the group to Seeds, Educators and staff and the impact they are having. Participants also engaged in discussion with diplomats, leading journalists, government officials, and business, nonprofit, and community leaders. Other highlights included a multi-narrative tour of … FULL STORY

Sep 15, 2014

150 Bridges to Peace walkers in Maine raise $3,400 for Seeds of Peace mission

AUGUSTA, MAINE | Over 150 Seeds, educators, and community members came together on September 14 to raise support and awareness for Seeds of Peace as part of Bridges to Peace 2014. The walk raised $3,400, led by students at South Portland High School and Kents Hill School. United Somali Women of Maine Director and Seed mother Fatuma Hussein delivered an opening speech about the possibility of peace and social change in Maine. The walkers then made their way to the … FULL STORY

May 20, 2014

Kiss My Face celebrates 5 years
as Seeds of Peace funding partner

Natural body care maker announces donation match campaign NEW YORK | On the 5th anniversary of Kiss My Face’s partnership with Seeds of Peace, the company and its Founders Bob MacLeod and Steve Byckiewicz are excited to announce a new opportunity to support youth leadership development and peacebuilding. This summer, Kiss My Face is challenging its most committed fans to help send up to 10 young leaders from regions of conflict to the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine. … FULL STORY

May 9, 2014

Seeds of Peace celebrates 21st year, honors Fareed Zakaria, impact of Seeds

NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace celebrated 21 years of empowering young leaders from conflict regions on May 8 in New York City. The Spring Benefit Dinner honored journalist Fareed Zakaria, who received the John P. Wallach Peacemaker Award. Al Jazeera America anchor Ali Velshi hosted the event, held at 583 Park Avenue. Secretary of State John Kerry opened the evening with a video message expressing his gratitude for the work of Seeds. “Thanks to the work that you do, … FULL STORY

Oct 11, 2013

'Written in Scars Live': Jack Savoretti to release single supporting Seeds of Peace

LONDON | London-based singer/songwriter Jack Savoretti has released a single in support of the 5,000 Seeds of Peace graduates working for change in conflict regions. A song of change, “Written in Scars (Live)” is influenced by the movement of people around the world marching in the streets for a better tomorrow. “It is about taking things into your own hands when the current situation warrants so, regardless of the harm that may come,” says Savoretti. “It’s a brave song for … FULL STORY

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