BullyProof Movie and Dramatics

We have started a Crowdrise Fundraiser to raise funds for a brand new Bullying Prevention and Intervention tool to use in schools and youth-centered organizations. The new tool will be a film called the BullyProof Movie. The film will feature the animal characters and their assorted BullyProof characteristics. There is a second portion of the film that will demonstrate in a group setting how to utilize the puppets in role-play activities that teach how to confront bullying by putting on one’s BullyProof Shield. The purpose of this section of the film is to give teachers and other community leaders ideas of how to utilize the puppets within their environments. – For more information about the BullyProof Movie and the fundraiser for it, please visit Crowdrise: http://www.crowdrise.com/bullyproof!

Asking “Common Core” Questions, Alfie Kohn

Author and speaker Alfie Kohn, is described by Time Magazine as
“perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades and test scores”. SUNY New Paltz’s Humanistic/Multicultural Education program invites you to join Alfie Kohn in a conversation about common core and standardized tests. His thoughts and work in this area may lead us all, teachers, parents and school administrators, to some creative problem solving regarding the subject.

A Talk By Alfie Kohn:

Asking Core Questions About “Common Core” Standards: The Latest Version of Top-Down School Reform

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

Coykendall Science Building Auditorium

SUNY New Paltz

Kohn has written books on the subject: No Contest: The Case Against Competition, Punished By Rewards and most recently, Feel-Bad Education. The talk is sponsored by the Humanistic/Multicultural Education Program; CAS; Departments of Elementary Education, Secondary Education; Educational Studies; and Sociology; Progessive Academic Network; Re-thinking Testing; New Paltz Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa; and Hudson Valley Writing Project. For more information about the event, contact: Nancy Schniedewind, 845-257-3200 x2827, schnieden@newpaltz.edu and for more information about Alfie Kohn go to: alfiekohn.org/index.php.

Re-Entry supports 1 Billion Rising!

Last Thursday, February the 14th, One Billion women danced and rose to end violence against women! This movement was started by OneBilionRising, an organization founded to make an end to the atrocity, that one of three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.

Proud to be part of these one billion women (and those who love them), the women of CRC’s Re-Entry Support Program met at the Palisades Mall, West Nyack and participated in the dance, with happened across the globe on the same day.

Have a look and enjoy watching One Billion Women (and those who love them) rising to end violence against women.

Look in Youtube!

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary

Today marked the first day back to school for the Sandy Hook Elementary School children, teachers and parents. They entered a new school with a hopeful new start. The Rockland County Re-entry Support Group sent snowflakes, hearts and letters to give the Sandy Hook Elementary School community a little encouragement during this difficult time.

HYLA March 2013 Events

Hudson Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA) School Visits - HYLA is a program that helps Middle School, High School and College Freshmen students learn how to be leaders and social change agents within their communities. In 2013, HYLA’s theme is: Creating a Culture of Caring in Our Schools. During the week of March 4th, HYLA facilitators will visit schools and nonprofit organizations to  introduce the upcoming 2013 summer program and Creating a Culture of Caring in Our Schools theme.

HYLA Happening (event) – There will also be a culminating event open to the public on Friday, March 8th, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at SUNY Rockland Community College (RCC) featuring invited Teen Nick Degrassi cast members. In the spirit of this year’s theme, the Degrassi cast members have been invited to discuss various ways to achieve safe, open and welcoming school communities.

If your school or nonprofit organization would like an introduction to HYLA, or learn more about the culminating HYLA event please contact Priscilla Prutzman at: 845-353-1796 or pprutzman@crc-global.org.

An Article about CRC in a German Newsletter

Each year, the German Peace Organization Eirene sends out volunteers who want to help in Organizations all over the world. Since the last three years, CRC was glad to welcome the volunteers Christopher Ohnesorg, Malte Greiner-Petter and Johannes Glatz from Germany to work with Creative Response to Conflict.

In their Newsletter they always feature articles about the work their volunteers do, all around the globe. This time, it’s an article about Johannes Glatz and his work for Creative Response to Conflict.

The Original article is in German, but we are also providing an English version of the article.

To read the English translation, please click here.

To read the original German article, please click here.


HYLA back to school hang out!

Come join your friends from HYLA to catch up, find out what everyone has been up to and what’s planned for the new school year. A video from this summer’s HYLA 2012 will be shown with everyone included! As always, please invite new friends to come to see what HYLA is all about! Light dinner will be served.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012  6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Palisades Center Mall, Raso room 4th floor, near the ice-skating rink, West Nyack, New York. For more information, RSVP and questions contact 845-353-1796 or inquiries@crc-global.org.

HYLA 2012

Three Days Dedicated to Changing the World!

If you are a student in middle school, high school or a Freshman in college and are interested in building leadership skills, HYLA may be the summer program for you. The HYLA 2012 application can be filled out online or printed out, filled out and sent in to CRC.
For online application: click this link bit.ly/HYLA2012

If you prefer to print out the application, fill out and mail it to CRC, please download the pdf here: HYLAapplication.pdf

HYLA is a three – day leadership building camp. 

HYLA is designed to give middle school, high school and college freshmen youth the confidence and leadership skills they need to bring about social change within their communities. For three fun-filled days of inspiring and thought-provoking activities, particiapants learn about social justice issues and leadership development.

What will be learned:

  • explore social issues affecting young people around the world
  • explore various leadership abilities and styles
  • deepen confidence and public speaking skills
  • learn the principles of nonviolence
  • learn how to resolve conflicts
  • explore bias awareness and bullying prevention techniques
  • meet like-minded peers and make friendships that will last a lifetime