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Chicago Public Schools & DePaul University Community Peacemakers Initiative President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge As part of the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, an initiative inviting institutions of higher education to commit to a year of interfaith and community service programming, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) & DePaul University Community Peacemakers Initiative invites college students to become involved in a year-long collaboration with high school-aged youth across the city. The partnership matches DePaul Peacemakers with CPS teachers and students to engage in a series of educational classroom-based activities focused on peace and non-violence. These activities will be facilitated by the DePaul Peacemakers with the support of a CPS teacher. Community Peacemakers Initiative The Community Peacemakers Initiative is built on an educational experience that fosters a critical understanding of violence and alternatives for peace. This involves an exploration of values, behaviors, and attitudes which promote non-violence through dialogue, practice, and consensus-building. Each of the activities in the Community Peacemakers Initiative will focus on such themes as root causes of conflict/violence, local, national and international violence, peace-makers and peace-making, healthy communication skills, and civic engagement. DePaul Peacemakers Each DePaul Peacemaker will be assigned individually/in pairs to a high school in which they will be responsible for visiting at least twice a month from January thru June 2012. As college mentors, DePaul Peacemakers will be responsible for engaging the students in promoting peace throughout their school and community in an effort to reduce violence in the city of Chicago. The initiative will culminate in a city-wide day of service on Saturday, May 5th 2012 which will bring together 3,000 youth in a day of peaceful non-violent action. Commitments and Expectations  DePaul Peacemakers and CPS Teachers who participate in the Community Peacemakers th Initiative will attend training on Thursday, November 10 from 9:00am-1pm in the Cortelyou Commons.  DePaul Peacemakers commit to co-facilitating a minimum of 8-10 classroom sessions, approximately two visits per month from January through June, with a class of CPS students over the course of the school year.  Teachers and students, along with DePaul Peacemakers, will develop a service project and participate in a Peace Rally on Saturday, May 5th 2012. This city-wide event will involve all CPS & DePaul service day participants, along with various universities and community-based organizations.  DePaul Peacemakers commit to participating in VIA Big 8, a monthly space and place to build community, reflect on service, social justice and spirituality, and develop skills for socially responsible leadership. Dates are below; meetings are typically held from 9:30-11pm in SAC 254, unless otherwise noted. September 21, 2011 October 12, 2011 November 2, 2011 January 18, 2012

February 15, 2012 March 7, 2012 April 11, 2012 May 9, 2012


DePaul Community Peacemakers Application Name (First, Middle, Last): ______________________________________________ DePaul ID: ______________________________________________ Date of Birth: ______________________________________________ E-mail: ______________________________________________ Phone: (_______)_______-____________ Mailing Address: ______________________________________________ City/State/Zip: ______________________________________________ Year in College: ______________________________________________ Major/Minor: ______________________________________________ Faith/Spirituality: ______________________________________________

Please list all other DePaul leadership positions for which you are applying and/or those you will continue to hold in the 2011-2012 academic year: ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________

Please answer the following questions in no more than 2 pages total. 1. Please describe any experience working with young people, particularly in diverse settings. 2. Please describe any experiences with service-learning, community participation, or civic engagement. 3. Why are you interested in becoming a DePaul Peacemaker? Applications are due Monday, October 3rd by 5pm to: RubĂŠn Ă lvarez Silva University Ministry, Vincentian Community Service Office 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Room 311 Chicago, IL 60614 Office 773-325-1193 Fax: 773-325-7901 Email: rsilvaal@depaul.edu

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Peacemakers Initiative - Application  

College kids are invited to apply to be part of this initiative to work with high school students across Chicago. Participants will engage i...

Peacemakers Initiative - Application  

College kids are invited to apply to be part of this initiative to work with high school students across Chicago. Participants will engage i...

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