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Blog: Putting peace to work in St. Louis

By Joshua Saleem, AFSC St. Louis Peace Education Program Director

When a 14-year-old walks into the classroom and immediately after seeing you says, “Not you again,” you can’t help but ask yourself the question, “Is this working?”

Fulfilling a Purpose in the Community

Omari Williams was only 19 when he was handed his first prison sentence. After his release at 21, he became part of a dauntingly high recidivism rate and returned to prison for a second time.

This summer, nearly two decades after he first entered the system, Omari once more found himself a free man after he was released from the Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC) in Hagerstown, Maryland. He is absolutely certain that he will not be returning for a third time, and one of the reasons is his involvement with AFSC’s Friend of a Friend project.

Civitas at the White House

 Students from Baltimore’s Civitas School, participants in an AFSC Peer Mediation project, visit the White House

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