World Social Work Day


Jenny_S_Kids_v5.6.jpgWith fears growing about the change in priorities from the proposed White House budget, Peace4Kids Board Member, Jenny Serrano, MPA (bottom left), shares a special message for the child welfare community in honor of World Social Work Day.


 

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I Am A Radical

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Peace4Kids Executive Director, Zaid Gayle, talks about why producing  Cobi's controversial music video to the hit song "Don't You Cry For  Me", which graphically depicts a young black man being hanged, was  very important in bringing attention to the struggles of youth in foster  care.

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Humble Beginnings

       

Marni Otway and Zaid Gayle

"We thought we were teaching them...we were wrong." 

 Zaid Gayle and Marni Otway founded Peace4Kids 19 years ago today in honor of the Season for Nonviolence, a nationwide campaign to promote peace.

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Angelica Nwandu | Equity Leader

Sundance_Angelica_and_Jordana.jpgAcclaimed screenwriter Angelica Nwandu discovered her strength as a writer through her experience on the Peace4Kids Poetry Team.

“When I entered foster care I lost practically everything, but at Peace4Kids, I discovered my voice.”

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George White | Equity Leader

george_white2.jpgGeorge White credits his emergence as a social justice and equity innovator to his time at Peace4Kids.

“Through Peace4Kids I learned I was capable. I discovered how my voice was essential in building an equitable and just society.”

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Peace4Kids Advancing Equity

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Watts Rebellion, we’ll share stories highlighting community members who are advancing an “equitable” society for our children. Imagine a world where youth in foster care, who are often unseen and unheard, receive all they need to prosper. 

If these stories resonate, please consider

Joining our Karisma 100K Matching Campaign

to help raise awareness and support the ongoing development of our community change makers.

 

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Peace4Kids at the White House!


George-at-White-House4.gifIn honor of national foster care month, Peace4Kids was privileged to spend a day at the White House celebrating the contributions of 12 phenomenal Champions of Change. Among these foster care alumni heroes was Peace4Kids’ very own, George White.

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Kendrick Lamar Visits Peace4Kids!

kendricklamar_peace4kids.jpgKendrick Lamar popped in on the kids today! While addressing the youth he said...

"I gotta thank you for keeping me inspired. When I was young, I remember those who came back to make a difference. When you see someone in the flesh, your dreams feel more attainable. I'm from Compton...grew up right down the street, and I'm here to tell you that it's real, dreams are real, and you can do anything you put energy behind."

Big love Kendrick! #madrespect 

Peace4Kids Celebrates Social Justice Day

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of the social justice leaders of yesterday and today, Peace4Kids hosted its 5th annual celebration on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. This video highlights the celebration and honors the dedication of hundreds of foster youth who are lending their voice to create positive change.

16th Annual Holiday Celebration

For 16 years the Peace4Kids holiday event has brought the foster care community together to celebrate all of the relationships that help "our" youth remember that they have the power to create their family. The holidays can be a difficult time for youth in foster care. During a time of year when most people are enjoying time with family, foster youth are reminded that they are separated from those who they love. Through a long-term commitment to youth in foster care Peace4Kids is making the holidays special with the support of its community of donors and volunteers.