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Apr 14, 2014

Maine Seeds share education policy proposals with Harvard Law Students

BOSTON | Six Maine Seeds spoke to Harvard Law School students about education policy on April 14. The Seeds were invited by Professor Charles Ogeltree, a prominent civil rights lawyer and founder of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. Seeds explained how the international Seeds of Peace Camp model was adapted in 1999 and applied to Maine, and shared their reflections on education policy in the state. “You have the ability to make a difference when it … FULL STORY

Mar 27, 2014

Syracuse Seeds meet with Mayor Miner

SYRACUSE, NY | On March 27, three Seeds represented the Syracuse Seeds program in a lunch meeting with Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. Cimone Jordan, Anna Nguyen, and Abdinoor Mohamed met with Mayor Miner at City Hall to inform her of the various efforts that Seeds are involved in and future program plans. Additionally, the Seeds presented Mayor Miner with a letter requesting the proclamation of August 22 as “Syracuse Seeds of Peace Day.” “We ask that you proclaim August 22 … FULL STORY

Mar 9, 2014

50 Maine Seeds address challenges facing state's education system

PORTLAND | Fifty high school student leaders from 13 schools across the state met March 8 to find solutions to challenges facing Maine’s education system as part of the Seeds of Peace Maine Youth Summit on Education in Portland. Delegates included first generation Americans, multi-generational Mainers, and immigrants—all members of Seeds of Peace. They spent several months examining Maine’s school standards, resources for students with learning disabilities, ELL programs, and the economics of public education. Sen. Susan Collins addressed the … FULL STORY

Mar 4, 2014

Seeds of Peace India program director helps 450 youth engage in social change

MUMBAI | To gain a better understanding of how to engage Seeds in social change, Seeds of Peace India Programs Director Sagar Gangurde recently joined 450 Indian youth for an 8,000 kilometer train journey across India. The 15-day Jagriti Yatra experience focused on social enterprise, an area of increasing focus for Seeds of Peace, which aims to empower Seeds to pursue their own social change projects after Camp. Sagar helped participants aboard the train gain inspiration for building India through … FULL STORY

Jan 15, 2014

Seeds explore critical issues through Community Dialogues in Haifa, Nazareth

JERUSALEM | As part of an ongoing series of Community Dialogues, in which Seeds identify, design, and implement programs based on what they perceive as the most important conflict-related issues facing their communities internally, 27 Israeli Seeds and friends visited Nazareth in early January for a day of learning and engagement. The participants spent their time in the majority-Arab city engaging in critical conversation, exploration, and understanding of the different populations living within Israel. The participants heard directly from Nazareth … FULL STORY

Dec 8, 2013

Maine Seeds celebrate diversity
of holiday festivities in Portland

PORTLAND | The holiday season in Maine took on a special feel this year. Maine Seeds organized Holiday of Holidays, a community event bringing different religious groups together in celebration of their holidays. The event, held December 7, celebrated the diversity of Portland’s multi-cultural community with family-friendly activities and educational festivities at the Portland Public Library. Over 70 Maine Seeds, Educators, families, and friends representing the wide range of communities in the Portland area—including native-born, and refugee and immigrants from … FULL STORY

Dec 2, 2013

Interfaith Camp brings together 50 Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs

LAHORE | About 50 Pakistani Christian, Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh students gathered for two and half days of dialogue and activities as part of the 2013 Interfaith Harmony Camp in Lahore. The November 29 to December 1 program equipped students with a deeper understanding of the different religions in Pakistan, and an appreciation for the diversity of beliefs and customs within their community. Of the 19 volunteers running the Interfaith Harmony Camp, 16 were Seeds. Each day began with an … FULL STORY

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