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Provider

PeaceJam Foundation

Contact Information

Primary

Tamera Sakotas
11200 Ralston Road
Arvada, CO 80004

Phone: 303-455-2099
Email: tamera@peacejam.org

Secondary

Kate Cumbo
11200 Ralston Road
Arvada, CO 80004

Phone: 303-455-2099
Email: kate@peacejam.org

General Information

Website: peacejam.org/
Effectiveness Data: peacejam.org/media/1421/peacejam-impact-data-countries.pdf
Type of Organization: Other
nonprofit
Organization is best described as: Non-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: 21
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
- High School
- District
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Bully Prevention
Content Curriculum Programs
Dropout Prevention and Intervention Services
Instruction
Leadership
Professional Development
Student
Family and Community Support
21st Century Skills
Specific Content Area :
Peace-Eduacation and Service Learning

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in Colorado:

Adams 12 21st Century Community Learning Centers - Stephanie Hansen - 720-972-5565
Jefferson County Schools - Arianne Rivera - (303)-982-7558
Denver Center for International Studies at Fairmont Elementary - Meg Zimmerman - 720-678-3817
Here is a link to the schools with active programs in the Rocky Mountain Region: http://peacejam.org/affiliates/peacejam-rocky-mountain/. Contact info/References for any of these sites is available upon request.

Recent References:

Adams 12 21st Century Community Learning Centers - Stephanie Hansen - 720-972-5565
Jefferson County Schools - Arianne Rivera - (303)-982-7558
Denver Center for International Studies at Fairmont Elementary - Meg Zimmerman - 720-678-3817

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in other states:

We are an international organization. We have 17 regional offices around the world. Each regional office serves dozens of schools. Please take a look at the "Offices" page on our website. Should you have an interest in reaching out to any of the Affiliate Directors at these sites please just let us know. http://peacejam.org/offices

Qualifications of this Organization (licensure, trademark, etc.):

We are a certified 501c3 organization. The PeaceJam name, concept, curriculum and branding images are all trademarked. All of our curriculum is copywrited.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

All staff (full time administrators, instructional Coaches, Mentors, etc.)goes through intensive training. These trainings are centered around our award winning curriculum, behavior management, and culturally responsive teaching. The minimum number of hours any member of the PeaceJam team has trained is 12.

Cost:

Group Membership can be purchased for as little as $250. District Memberships vary dramatically based on the size and scope of the program. Costs differ based on the services provided. Here is an example of the costs and benefits of PeaceJam membership: http://peacejam.org/media/1416/peacejam-membership-packages-2017-2018.pdf

Explanation of how we are able to provide differentiated services to meet the individual needs of schools and districts.

We customize programs to meet the needs of each program. Some of these programs entail intensive professional development for program facilitators. Other programs involve the direct instruction of youth via our PeaceJam Coaches. Emphasis is based on the needs of the teaching community. Some examples might include Identity and Difference, Power and Privilege, Social Justice and Human Rights, and Civic Engagement. All programs culminate in a youth-driven Service Learning project.

How will we evaluate our services and support to schools and districts and its effectiveness in school/ district/ student achievement?

PeaceJam Rocky Mountain has worked hard to develop a rigorous program monitoring process. This process involves ongoing site visits, regular co-planning sessions and monthly resource sharing. These experiences serve well as targeted professional development for PeaceJam Facilitators, as well as quality control measures for program management. The increased attention toward program monitoring and support would not be possible were it not for the recent hire of a part-time OST Coordinator. The OST Coordinator oversees many of the logistical elements of afterschool and event planning, thereby freeing up the Program Coordinator to focus on program efficacy.
PeaceJam conducts mixed method program evaluations and surveys that address the curriculum content and effectiveness of its delivery. These surveys aim to capture student and teacher perceptions using both qualitative and qualitative methods. PeaceJam then synthesizes the results and shares the data with PeaceJam affiliate staff in each region to support the implementation of best practices. The same approach is applied to conference evaluations. - allowing regional staff to consider improvements to mentor training, mentor pairing, workshop presenters, and service-project quality. On a scale of 1-5, all facets of PeaceJam conferences evaluated in 2016 scored 4.75 or higher.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

PeaceJam provides direct instruction when desired and when resources allow.
PeaceJam provides ongoing instructional resources like featured lesson plans, films, a framework for action and community connections for teachers using PeaceJam material in the classroom.
PeaceJam hosts two Youth Leadership Conferences a year which can be attended by youth and educators alike.
PeaceJam delivers assemblies to schools who want to introduce themes of Peace and Justice to their entire student body, but who do not have the capacity to deliver school-wide program delivery throughout the year.
PeaceJam provides professional development for cohorts of teachers in groups of 10 or more.

500-1000 Students:

PeaceJam hosts two Youth Leadership Conferences a year which can be attended by the schools' youth leaders.
PeaceJam provides ongoing instructional resources like featured lesson plans, films, a framework for action and community connections for teachers using PeaceJam material in the classroom.
PeaceJam hosts two Youth Leadership Conferences a year which can be attended by youth and educators alike.
PeaceJam delivers assemblies to schools who want to introduce themes of Peace and Justice to their entire student body, but who do not have the capacity to deliver school-wide program delivery throughout the year.
PeaceJam provides professional development for cohorts of teachers in groups of 10 or more.

1000+ Students:

PeaceJam hosts two Youth Leadership Conferences a year which can be attended by the schools' youth leaders.
PeaceJam provides ongoing instructional resources like featured lesson plans, films, a framework for action and community connections for teachers using PeaceJam material in the classroom.
PeaceJam hosts two Youth Leadership Conferences a year which can be attended by youth and educators alike.
PeaceJam delivers assemblies to schools who want to introduce themes of Peace and Justice to their entire student body, but who do not have the capacity to deliver school-wide program delivery throughout the year.
PeaceJam provides professional development for cohorts of teachers in groups of 10 or more.

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