Check out what’s happening at CM this month!
June 2018 Newsletter
May 2018 Newsletter
Congratulations to our April Pillsbury Youth Peacemaker!
Also, a special acknowledgement to Trailblazers Academy for their multiple submissions! If you would like to nominate a K-12 student as our next Youth Peacemaker, click here.
The Great Give, a 36-hour online giving campaign, starts on May 1, 2018 at 8am!
This year, Community Mediation (CM) is taking deliberate steps to reposition itself as a viable resource to Connecticut. Through “re-visioning” conversations, increased monthly communication, organizational re-branding, and a newly launched Youth Peacemaker Spotlight, CM is dedicated to creating connections as a preemptive approach to conflict. Using restorative justice practices, non-violent communication strategies, and effective communication skills, CM helps to create spaces where [often] unheard voices are listened to and shared solutions are determined by those in conflict. Hence, CM has committed itself to facilitating conversations that provoke thought and challenge the listener to remain engaged. Additionally, CM trains organizations and individuals to employ these strategies themselves when conflict arises in their family, school, workplace, or community.
Your donations will directly support our Community Dialogue Series. In keeping with CM’s mission to transform conflict into community connection, future aspirations involve dialogues with individuals and groups who are often overlooked or unheard. To start, we hope to collaborate with other agencies to engage African-American LGBTQ* youth and young adults, those challenged with homelessness, and our aging population. We can not do this without donor support!
An exciting night of possibility for CM mediators, facilitators, and trainers on March 6, 2018 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1247 Whitney Ave. (Putnam Room), Hamden, CT! CM volunteers and Board members will connect, share a meal, and participate in interactive exercises and discussions. Topics of discussion will include sustainability ideas, new programs/initiatives, and agency rebranding; including a possible CM name change.
Community Mediation is sad to announce a period of reduced activity as our Board of Directors presses PAUSE to step back and reassess the current and future context for our work. Our current staff will all be leaving by the end of November, and we will close the office at 3013 Dixwell by the end of the year.
We are glad to announce that we are undertaking a re-visioning process! We will be reaching out soon to engage all of you, and other community partners and stakeholders, in a series of meetings and events. We will imagine together how we can best manifest our vision of inclusive communities whose members collaborate to resolve conflict effectively.
Our new mailing address as of 12/1/17:
Community Mediation, Inc.
Whitneyville Cultural Commons
1253 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517
We offer FREE Mediation Services to Veterans!
Are you a veteran who is experiencing conflict with someone? Do you know a veteran who is having a conflict with someone? Supported by the generosity of donors, Community Mediation has trained local veterans to become mediators and set-up a program to offer free mediation services to veterans who are struggling with a conflict using our trained service members as impartial facilitators. Conflicts come in all sizes and shapes and are everywhere. You may be a tenant having conflict with your landlord, or you could be having conflict with a business, a family member, or you could be in conflict with a supervisor, co-worker, neighbor or going through a divorce. Our veteran mediators can help you resolve your conflict through mediation, which is a confidential and self-determined process. Our Intake Coordinator will be happy to hear from you—call today at (203) 782-3508 or email email@example.com.