Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"I AM" Photography Exhibit was a success!

Thank you to everyone (especially Youth In Action Somalia) who came out and supported our recent photography exhibit at United South End Settlements! The event featured artwork by youth in the US, Africa, and Caribbean.  Inspiring youth participants from our Boston programs talked about their inspirations and experiences. 

We are excited to continue bringing great programs this summer. Look for our photography exhibit opening in the gallery space in Boston City Hall this July and more workshops coming up in Boston and Mexico this summer!

Check out these photos from the "I AM" Photography Exhibit: 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Small Shelter

Thank you for sending us your photos for our "Homecoming" Photo Contest!
Check out this photo taken by Tatevik, a 23 year old from Yerevan Armenia:

This photo shows my room. My small, old room, which I designed with different posters, funny and cute stuff. I love and miss my small shelter where I spend all my life every time I leave.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Who We Are...

Since we ask our students to describe themselves through words and images, we thought we should share who we are...

Jonas, our Curriculum Development Coordinator describes his work with Peace in Focus:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I Am: An Exploration of Identity Community and Homecoming

Peace in Focus Photo Exhibit
I Am: An Exploration of Identity Community and Homecoming
May 23, 2012 from 6-8pm
United South End Settlements

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

PROSPERITY CANDLE is the perfect gift for Mother's Day!

“Mothers are the light of the world. Every mother can give the light to her children and other people.” ~ Moo Kho, Burmese refugee candle-maker & Mom of 3 girls

Support a Mom like Moo Kho as she rebuilds her life this Mother's Day with a beautiful Prosperity Candle gift.

Prosperity Candle's Mother's Day gifts are gifts that truly give back, many times over. Each meaningful gift gives to a Mom in your life, while also enabling the who made it to earn above a living wage. And now, these gifts benefit our work as well! When you shop for a gift from Prosperity Candle, credit (Peace in Focus) at checkout under "How did you hear about us?", and 10% of your purchase will support our work.

Every candle is a vehicle for social change and global connection. You can connect with the woman who made your candle by finding her name on the label, looking up her bio, and sending her a message from the Prosperity Candle website. Consider making a connection between Moms around the world this Mother's Day, the way one woman, Lauren, did last year. Read more about her story here.

To start, take a look at their gift collection here. All orders of $75 or more include free shipping. Be sure to order by May 7th for prompt delivery and mention (Peace in Focus) to help us raise funds!