1st Grant Awarded to the Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc.

Greetings and Peace to You All. We are thrilled to announce our first ever grant award. The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has approved us for a Small Agency Grant.

On behalf of the Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. Board of Directors and our team. Thank you Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for supporting the Peace Center, our progress and our mission.

Iran Nazario, President/Chief Executive Officer

Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc.

www.peacecenterofct.org

2018 Peace Horoes Awards A Success!

The 2018 Peace Heroes Awards lived up to excitement and achieved it's purpose of bringing different communities across the State of Connecticut to celebrate Peace Heroes. Over 150 guests and friends of Peace and those working to build Peace came to celebrate and left inspired by the Peace Heroes and by those they connected with at the event. Here are a couple of photos from the event. Additional photos to come. 

Peace Lives Here. 

 2018 Peace Heroes. (left to right) State of CT Peace Heroes - Deacon Art Miller, Pat Niesyn, King Obayiga Brown, National Peace Heroes - Pardeep Singh Kaleka, Arno Michaelis

2018 Peace Heroes. (left to right) State of CT Peace Heroes - Deacon Art Miller, Pat Niesyn, King Obayiga Brown, National Peace Heroes - Pardeep Singh Kaleka, Arno Michaelis

 2018 Peace Heroes,  Peace Center of Connecticut Board of Directors & President/CEO

2018 Peace Heroes,  Peace Center of Connecticut Board of Directors & President/CEO

 2018 Peace Heroes Awards Attendees United for Peace. 

2018 Peace Heroes Awards Attendees United for Peace. 

Introducing our 3rd Peace Hero!

Ladies and Gentlemen of Peace, Allies in this journey and All who support Peace. It is our honor to introduce our 3rd Peace Hero for 2018.

His energy, compassion, and unwavering commitment to enriching the lives of others makes him more than just a role model. It makes him a leader.

Meet Deacon Arthur Miller. A Hero to many and an inspiration to countless.

Join us on Thursday April 19, 2018 at the Pond House Café for a celebration of Peace and to learn more about our 2018 Peace Hero, Deacon Art Miller.

photo by: JCV Freelance Photography LLC

Peace Lives Here.

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Meet Our Second 2018 Peace Hero!

Greetings Fellow Peace Allies, Colleagues, Friends and Supporters. It gives us great pride to announce the 2nd of our 2018 Peace Heroes.

On International Women's Day we take great pride in introducing you to a woman who's kind gesture in her community of East Hartford, CT has allowed for many to search for Peace, reflect on how they can bring more Peace to the world/community and to share their desires for Peace.

We introduce you to Ms. Pat Niesyn This Heroine's act of kindness and selflessness will be something to emulate for Peace to live.

Please join the Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. in congratulating Ms. Pat Niesyn on this achievement.

Join us on Thursday April 19, 2018 at the Pond House Café West Hartford, CT  for a celebration of Peace and to learn more about our 2018 Peace Heroine Ms. Pat Niesyn.

photo by: JCV Freelance Photography LLC

Peace Lives Here.

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Introducing our 1st Peace Hero of 2018!

At just 25 years of age this young HERO started a project that has steadily turned in to a movement in the city of Bridgeport CT. The RALLY in PEACE Project is slated to grow under his creative mind and commitment to Peace.

Meet our 1st Peace Hero of 2018. Mr. King Obayiga Marley.

Please join the Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. in congratulating King Obayiga Marley on this achievement.

Join us on Thursday April, 19 2018 for the 2018 Peace Hero Awards and learn more about our 2018 Heroes. Follow the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-center-of-connecticut-peace-hero-awards-tickets-43197453747

 

 Photo by: JCV Freelance Photography LLC

Photo by: JCV Freelance Photography LLC

Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. National Peace Heroes 2018

The PCoC is EXCITED to ANNOUNCE that our Key Note Speakers for the "Celebrating Our Peace Heroes" 2018 Peace Hero Awards & Fundraiser are:

Mr. Pardeep Singh Kaleka & Arno Michaelis

Authors of the soon to be released book:

The Gift of Our Wounds

A Sikh and a Former White Supremacist Find Forgiveness After Hate

You will not soon forget their powerful story and bond that they now share as brothers in Peace.

Join us on Thursday April 19, 2018 at the Elizabeth Park Pond House Cafe.

Tickets can be purchased via the following Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-center-of-connecticut-pe…

Peace Lives Here.

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Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. selected as receipient & beneficiary of the Leah O'Neill Fichtner Fund

On January 09, 2018 the Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. received notification from the Leah O'Neill Fichtner Fund Committee that a Foundation set up in Leah's name would dedicate all funds collected through donations to the Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. 

Leah O'Neill Fichtner dedicated her life and career in Hartford CT working on behalf of children and families. Her commitment to violence prevention, counseling and empowering young people in the committees words are exemplified by the mission of the Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. 

Leah's sudden death left family, friends and colleagues searching for the best way possible to honor her memory. We at the Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. are humbled and honored to have been chosen to continue Leah's legacy. 

 

 Leah O'Neil Fichtner

Leah O'Neil Fichtner

The First of Many! Fireside Chats

On Monday November 20, 2017 The Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. in partnership with The Hispanic Federation and with the sponsorship support of IHeart Media held the first Peace Center Fireside Chat.

This chat focused on gun violence and what we can do as a society to reduce the levels of gun violence in our communities while also creating a culture of tolerance and non violence.

The event was viewed/followed by more than 10,000 people on social media. We also had more than 20 different groups in attendance for the chat.

IHeart Media will be airing the Fireside Chat through their network of stations on IHeart Radio.

We are excited to be planning future conversations as we explore collaborative solutions to violence.

Thank you Renee DiNino of IHeart Radio, Ingrid Alvarez of The Hispanic Federation for working on making this Fireside Chat a success. Thank you Senator Blumenthal and Senator Murphy for your time, insight, work and commitment to this conversation and the goal of making our communities more peaceful.

Iran Nazario, President/CEO

 

 From Left to Right: Renee DiNino, Iran Nazario, Senator Murphy, Ingrid Alvarez, Senator Blumenthal

From Left to Right: Renee DiNino, Iran Nazario, Senator Murphy, Ingrid Alvarez, Senator Blumenthal

Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. Logo Reveal

On Thursday September 07, 2017 at the Capewell Lofts in Hartford CT The Peace Center Board, President/CEO, Peace Center Planning Committee, Local Leaders, Friends and Supporters gathered to celebrate the unveiling of The Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. Logo. 

This logo will serve as the symbol of Peace across the State of Connecticut and the world. 

Thank you to all who made this possible and contributed to our mission. Together we are taking action for a more peaceful Connecticut and a more connected world. 

Ladies and Gentlemen: Our Logo!!! 

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The Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. Logo Reveal!

On Thursday September 07, 2017 The Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. along with supporters, friends and others will come together for the unveiling of the official logo of the Peace Center. Thank you to Luis a student at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School for inspiring the logo and to Eduardo Barrios of Barrios Advertising for designing the final logo. 

Additional information on the event will be available on our calendar in the coming days. We look forward to seeing you at the event. 

To register please visit our Eventbrite Link below. 

Thank you for all your support. 

Iran Nazario, President/CEO

 

Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. Online Trivia Contest

On Monday July 24, 2017 The Peace Center launched a 6 week online Trivia Contest where the participants who answer the question of the week will receive a hand made bird house designed and created by foster children looking for a peaceful happily ever after. To participate please visit our Peace Center Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/peacecenterofconnecticutinc/, connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8607343 or follow us on Twitter: @PeaceCenterofCT. 

Peace Center President Nominated for the 2017 Polaris Award

On July 6, 2017 Leadership Greater Hartford announced the 2017 Polaris Award recipients. Among those selected was our very own Iran Nazario, President of the Peace Center of Connecticut, Inc. Joining him are three amazing people who are inspiring Hope in the City of Hartford CT. They are Cheryl and Jamie McDonald and Ronit Shoham. Join us in extending our sincere congratulations to all of the nominees. The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday October 18, 2917 beginning at 5:30pm at the Bushnell Theater of Performing Arts in Hartford CT.

Peace is Possible! 2017!

Peace Center at March on Hartford 2017

On Sunday March 12, 2017 members of the Peace Center of Connecticut participated in activities during the March on Hartford event held at Trinity College Mather Hall in Hartford Connecticut. Peace Center members set up an information table and shared the day in solidarity with groups from across the State of Connecticut.

 Senator Beth Bye sharing some words with the group focused on Unity and Purpose

Senator Beth Bye sharing some words with the group focused on Unity and Purpose

 Jane, Iran & Jo (Peace Center Board Members Manning the Peace Center information table)

Jane, Iran & Jo (Peace Center Board Members Manning the Peace Center information table)

 True Colors, Iran and others enjoying the day!

True Colors, Iran and others enjoying the day!

Peace Center Logo Contest

On February 1, 2017 The Peace Center of Connecticut launched a logo contest for Middle and High School aged youth in and around Hartford Connecticut. These youth will work through their schools Art Department to design a logo that will be displayed at the Peace Center of Connecticut.

All entries for the logo contest are due in no later than March 15, 2017 and a final review of all submissions will be held on April 04, 2017. Notification of the winning school and student will be made during that week.

The winning student and school will be invited to join The Peace Center team and guests for a logo unveiling on September 07, 2017.

The winning school and student will receive art supplies and other prizes. The original design will also be displayed at The Peace Center.

We are excited to have youth and school participation on the logo design for The Peace Center. Stay tuned for updates and we get closer to the final decision on the winning design.

Peace is Possible!

 Young Minds Designing for Peace :)

Young Minds Designing for Peace :)

The Declaration of Peace 2017

The Signatures are Complete :)

During the month of January 2017 members of the Peace Center of Connecticut Board took pride in signing the official Incorporation document. This is paving the way for the submission of the non profit application. It is a momentous occasion as we are beginning to see what all of our hard work has done.

Thank you to all who have worked for almost a full year on planning meetings, researching bylaws, reaching out for favors from those who could assist in the process, shared their living rooms for meetings, made phone calls to Peace Center supporters and spent many evenings around dinner tables debating how best to ensure the success of the Peace Center.

Signatures were secured from all Board Members and as the photos will show, signatures can happen anywhere and so can progress.

We are excited about the next steps and welcome you all to join us as we move closer to making the Peace Center of Connecticut a symbol of Peace in Connecticut.

 

 Susan Hewes signs while in the passenger seat of Iran's car :)

Susan Hewes signs while in the passenger seat of Iran's car :)

 Ayelet signs at her desk :)

Ayelet signs at her desk :)

Supporting our Hartford CT Community Partners in Peace and Community Building!

Our partners at Corporation for Independent Living (CIL) will be hosting the Leadership Greater Hartford's monthly after hours reception.

This month it will be held at CIL’s latest project, Capewell Lofts, which they have now completed and are excited to show off. 

The Peace Center is very excited to be in attendance to support this great organization.

Tuesday, January 24th from 5:30-7:30pm.  (Please see additional information below.)

 I hope you can join us and feel free to bring a friend!

Capewell Lofts
January 24
5:30-7:30 p.m.
57 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford

Happy New Year 2017!

On behalf of the entire Peace Center of Connecticut Committee and the members of the Board we want to send you our best desires for a Joyous, Healthy and Prosperous New Year 2017! Thank you to all of you who contributed to the progress the Peace Center made in 2016 and we look forward working alongside you to make the new year as successful as the last.

Peace is Possible and you are a reason we believe that.

Thank you!

 

 A message from Iran Nazario and all who make this possible. Peace is Possible! 2017

A message from Iran Nazario and all who make this possible. Peace is Possible! 2017