News & Events
Strengthening Relationships between Women and Men Leadership Training Institute
August 7-10, 2014
Annapolis, MD USA
The National Coalition Building Institute International invites you to attend our 30th Anniversary Celebration!
August 3, 2014
5:00 to 7:30 pm
210 Holiday Court,
Annapolis, MD 21401
Join Cherie Brown, CEO, and the NCBI Board of Directors for an evening of celebration as we honor Benjamin Todd Jealous with a special recognition for his dedication to social, economic and racial equity.
School Board Members Participate in an NCBI Training Program Presented by Students
Chatham, New York, USA
Students ranging from 6th grade to seniors in high school led Chatham County Board members and about 40 community members and parents in a program of activities and exercises meant to build trust and understanding among diverse constituencies. The program offered participants from all backgrounds a chance to share things about themselves in a safe environment and helped them discover new things about each other. Students and parents offered positive feedback about the program.
The students attended an NCBI Train the Trainer workshop in October of 2008 and are using what they have learned in the classroom with other students to create a more caring school environment.
Read the full article here Students teach adults about prejudice at Chatham meeting
NCBI Program Attributed to Lower Incidence of Violence in U.S. High School
Missoula, Montana, USA
After unprecedented levels of violence at Missoula, Montana’s Big Sky High School during the 2006-2007 school year, NCBI was brought in to launch a violence prevention program that reached the entire freshman class. A cohort of about a dozen students and staff trained as NCBI facilitators worked side by side with community trainers to lead full-day workshops for students, most of which happened off campus. The trainings were a huge success. Nearly 100% of students reported that the skills they learned would help them to build a safer school.
Faculty member, Jay Bostrom reports that the total state-reported number of incidences of violence had gone from 27 two years ago to 47 last year. Says Bostrom, “This year (since the comprehensive implementation of NCBI) that number shrank by an astonishing 68% to 15 total incidences of violence. While we are not solely attributing the drastic decrease of violence to NCBI, one cannot help but be encouraged. Especially when considering the logic of NCBI’swork and studies that show prevention to be a much more effective approach to dealing with violence than trying to police it.”
Students at Big Sky High School participate in NCBI’s Violence Prevention Workshop.
NCBI on Interfaith Voices - NPR Radio
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
NCBI conducted an Interfaith Prejudice Reduction Workshop at George Mason University that was aired on Interfaith Voices, a public radio program whose purpose is to promote interfaith understanding through dialogue. To listen to the workshop led by NCBI Executive Director Cherie Brown and Dr. Renay Scales, visit http://interfaithradio.org/