Generations For Peace USA launched its first-ever US programs in Chicago in 2019. Since then, we have implemented three program cycles in Chicago and Champaign, IL. For impacts, please visit our Past Programs page. These programs have reduced violence, bridged divides, and built peace among youth.
From 2022-2023, we participated in the Share Our America pilot in Tennessee, representing Nashville, where our US offices are based. The pilot supported local leaders from seven communities from across the state to bring their communities together across differences. In our role, we conducted outreach on the concept of belonging with 140+ individuals and organizations in the Nashville area, and participated in statewide calls and trainings. Share Our America is an initiative of the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact at the 92NY.
In addition to our programming in Illinois and Tennessee, Generations For Peace USA periodically carries out actions in other states. For example, in February 2020, we facilitated a session on Sport For Peace during a teen summit in Los Angeles organized by the city's Department of Recreation and Parks.
Generations For Peace USA carries out national policy outreach and advocacy that advances peace and aligns with our mission and values. We are members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, +Peace, and the US Youth, Peace, and Security Coalition. Historically, we have briefed Congressional offices on Capitol Hill on the importance of youth engagement in peacebuilding; co-organized a youth advocacy day on peacebuilding; and hosted sessions at PeaceCon, which takes place annually in Washington, DC; among other advocacy actions.
Generations For Peace USA is an independent US-based 501c3 nonprofit, but maintains close ties with Generations For Peace’s global network in 52 countries around the world. This creates unique opportunities for US communities to participate in global exchange and learning with communities around the world. For example, our Chicago partners traveled to Amman, Jordan, in 2019 to participate in the Amman Peace Talks. In 2021, we hosted a team of Jordanian youth to Chicago as part of an international exchange on sport for peacebuilding and violence prevention. We have also implemented US State Department-funded programs in Nigeria and Uganda.