ICP builds the capacity of a national audience of change agents, including national and community practitioners , evaluators, funders, policymakers and community residents, to engage in sustainable community change efforts. We translate lessons from practice and research and nurture their application through training experiences, technical assistance, publications, information dissemination, and referral services. The goal of our cultivation work is not simply to increase awareness but to build the capacity of participants to apply what they have learned. A core strategy involves creating ongoing peer networks of learning and support.

In our work with communities, we build resident and community capacity to adapt cultivation practices through:

Immersion Trainings: Three days of intensive training for community teams on critical competencies in community engagement and sustainability.
Coaching & Technical Assistance: ICP’s technical assistance program draws upon a broad base of research and demonstration. We build community capacity to adapt best practices to community context and develop new practices for study.
Publications: ICP publishes research monographs, case studies, tip sheets and other materials specifically geared to local audiences.

Current Projects

Californians for Community Peace
The Institute for Community Peace serves as the fiscal sponsor for Californians for Community Peace, a project based in Los Angeles, CA. Building on the lessons from ICP’s community-based violence prevention work, CCP is dedicated to building healthy communities through preventing violence and building public/private partnerships by convening philanthropy and municipal governments. CCP is also engaged in partnerships to support healthy community along the US-Mexico Border region. Current projects include convening and supporting community, practitioners, philanthropy and state and local government in cutting edge innovation to address disparities faced by boys and men of color, reduce firearm violence, promote youth development and prevent the criminal activity of gangs.

Institute for Community Peace  •  410 4th Street, NE   •  Washington, DC 20002

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