What's New At the Institute?
Check out our voting resources page in order to learn about registration and voting criteria, deadlines, and dates.
Also, learn more about the 2020 Census coming up. The Census counts every single person living in the US, regardless of citizenship status or anything else, for that matter!
Learn more about how, where, and why to vote and participate in the Census. 2020 is a big year folks!
"Children for Change"
New to the Institute this year is a partnership with The Learning Community, a public charter school located in Central Falls, RI. It serves students K-8 with out of the box thinking and unique programming. The Learning Community is able to teach topics such as nonviolence in substantial ways.
Our Training Department works with Learning Community students to address what violence looks like in their lives, what nonviolence and violence really mean, how to employ nonviolent methods, and how nonviolence begins with self, then extends to peers and community. To learn more about the program, contact the Training Department!
In 2016, the Nonviolence Institute (then the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence), assembled a group of staff, leaders, clients, and stakeholders to develop a strategic plan for growth and sustainability. The year-long planning process resulted in the formation of six strategic objectives. These objectives are a framework on which we build our services and projects.
Strategic Objectives for Management:
Center of Excellence in Nonviolence (build to be a primary center of thought, research, and practice in the field)
Relationship Management (work toward relationships that are strong with all constituent groups)
Evaluation Capacity (grow, implement, and maintain systems that evaluate performance and impact)
Resource Development (institute a management culture whereby resource development, especially but not solely financial, is the responsibility of all, not just one department or committee)
Continuous Professional Development (grow opportunities for all staff to continuously learn and develop skills as professionals in this field)
Communication Strategy (with intention, communicate the Institute’s story to each of our distinct constituent groups)
For a quick look at our Strategic Plan click here, or read the full plan: