NPA on the Ground

Much of NPA's work happens in informal ways. NPA leadership, partners, and collaborators are “on the ground” making peace happen through citizen diplomacy, teaching, program development, speaking engagements, and more on a daily basis! Take a look at some of the examples of “NPA on the Ground” and share your stories with us!

When asked what defines an ideal life, virtually everyone includes “PEACE.”  So the idea of a National Peace Academy is big enough: keeping peace as the vision for ourselves and the globe.  But a vision is not enough: we are on the ground making peace happen through citizen diplomacy, teaching, and collaboration with many groups that can make a difference.   Peacebuilding in which our Board members and Trustees are involved include…

Citizen Diplomacy, Teaching and Policy Change

Mike Abkin, NPA Trustee,  is working with the Elders Climate Action project of the 

Thought Leadership, Teaching, International Collaboration

Dot Maver, NPA founder, board member and trusteeis one of the keynote speakers at the Peace Conference at Mohonk Mountain House November 1, 2019...

Citizen Diplomacy and Peace Centers

In November 2018, Trustee Tara Stuart, as a member of the National Peace Academy, explored new peacebuilding contacts in Cape Town, So...

Citizen Diplomacy, Mediating, Teaching

Elaine Yarbrough, NPA Board Member, focuses her peacebuilding on many levels.  Her adopted Kenyan son has completed Nursing sc...

Building Bridges Across Differences

Mark Chupp, Founding Trustee of the National Peace Academy, works at peacebuilding focused on bui...

Building Youth Leadership and Interfaith Action

Kristin Famula, NPA President, is central to the U.S. Youth Rising Initiative, which began a peacebuilding pilot program at a small, rural middle and high school in Cali...