Organization name: Peace Learning Center

Program Type

Leadership skills & college/career prep programs

Ages Served:

0-4 Years
5-11 Years
12-18 Years
19-25 Years


Brief Program Summary: The SEL for Adults Series offers opportunities for Investigation, Reflection, Identification, Application. This series includes seven, two-hour modules (Building a Foundation for Social-Emotional Wellness, Exploration of Self, Exploration of Systems, Strategies to Support Self, Strategies for Inclusion, Strategies for Influence, and Strategies for Community). Participants are encouraged to move through the seven modules sequentially but are not necessarily required to do so. – Culturally Relevant/Responsive Practices (CRP) Workshops: Participants are not required to complete all workshops in the series. the Introductory workshop must be completed before attending any other CRP workshop. These workshops are intended for educators and school or district administrators, and include workshops on Creating a Culturally Relevant Classroom Community, How to Incorporate CRP into Your Curriculum, and Schoolwide Implementation of Culturally Responsive Practices. – SEL-Academic Integration Workshop: Educators will gain knowledge about the importance of infusing academic units of study with opportunities to practice SEL competencies. A structured time to begin modifying an existing unit of study or to create a new unit of study can be offered if time allows. – Peace Learning Circles Implementation Courses (SIC & ASPIC): Each module of this 24-hour course must be completed in sequential order. The modules include: Building Strong Foundations, Promoting Inclusion, Strengthening Influence, and Sustaining Community. A variety of course structures are available, and the time between modules can be modified to fit the needs of the participating organization. LDR & CC PREP – 75 – Peace Learning Circles Train the Trainer – More information about this course is forthcoming. Current or recently lapsed trainers from the Tribes Learning Communities program will receive email correspondence from our staff with guidelines on how to proceed. – Conflict Styles & Resolution – Conflict resolution encourages productive means of resolving conflicts and disagreements. This 2-hour workshop allows participants to explore causes of conflict, how people communicate during conflict, and then equips them with specific strategies for resolution. – Peers Making Peace – This youth-serving program is centered on evidence-based prevention and resiliency strategies. School and afterschool staff will be trained on how to appropriately implement a peer mediation program in their own setting. PMP can help students build social competence, equip them with personal problem-solving skills, foster a sense of autonomy, and provides many opportunities for meaningful participation. It is best suited for students in grades 7 – 12. – Field Trips
Success Metrics: 75% of participating schools will rate the experience as favorable/worthwhile. 60% of teachers will report positive behavioral and relational outcomes in their classrooms 50% of participating schools will continue their relationship with the Peace Learning Center and Peace Learning Circles program.


Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served


Black or African Americans Annually Served


Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served


Geographic Scope:

  • Central Indiana Counties: Boone, Hamilton, Johnson, Marion 
  • Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A 


Annual Operating Cost: $709,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: $325,000

Contact Information

Organization Name: Peace Learning Center
Respondents Name: Tim Nation
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