Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute

A nonprofit organization

$3,110 raised by 22 donors

78% complete

$4,000 Goal

“Peacebuilding” is a leading trauma education nonprofit in Minnesota providing crucial training, programs and partnerships that address Minnesota’s gap of trauma awareness, restorative justice practices, and racial healing education. Peacebuilding provides transformational tools for everyone to use within their sphere of influence, leading to positive equitable systemic change.

Our over 15,000 training attendees report increased confidence to address psychological trauma, break cycles of violence, and build resilience using restorative justice-focused strategies within their spheres of influence.

Peacebuilding's trainings include:

  • 5 day Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience – The STAR Training , with a 19-year reputation of national and international success.
  • STAR-Lite Training: Learning strategies for trauma awareness and resilience in a single day for Cultural Competence, Racial Healing, and Equity
  • Introduction to Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) for Cultural Competence, Racial Healing, and Equity
  • Introduction to Restorative Justice for Community Healing and Transformation
  • Introduction to Self Care for Resilience: Training for Practice in Everyday Life
  • Introduction to Talking Circles 

Many of our trainings are approved for professional continuing education for mental health professions, nurses, teachers, and attorneys.

Our free monthly events include:

  • Minnesota Peacebuilding Films Series 
  • Coming to the Table: Racial Healing & Equity Talking Circles 

Our trainings have been contracted by:

  • Hennepin County Public Health
  • Minnesota Department of Health
  • Minnesota Department of Corrections
  • Minnesota Transitions Charter School District
  • CornerHouse, Minneapolis
  • Lutheran Family and Children Services of Missouri
  • Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation
  • University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement
    Center (UROC) in North Minneapolis
  • Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota homeless youth programs
  • Restorative Justice Community Action and the City of Minneapolis
  • Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs
  • St. Catherine University’s Graduate Nursing Program
  • Alexandra House domestic violence shelter
  • Horizon Homes Inc., Mankato, MN
  • Thrivent Financial
  • The Saint Paul Foundation
  • The F. R. Bigelow Foundation
  • Minnesota Visiting Nurses Association
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Angela Dickey, LLC, Retired US Foreign Diplomat in Washington DC
  • Hesston College, Hesston, Kansas

Contact us at info@mnpeace.org to receive our monthly enewsletter.

All financial donations are fully tax deductible. We welcome all to join us as attendees, donors, volunteers, and instigators of peacebuilding!

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Organization name

Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute

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Education Community Humanitarian Aid




5200 47th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405



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