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Resource Center for Nonviolence

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General Agency Information
Name:Resource Center for Nonviolence
Address:612 Ocean St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-423-1626
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Thursday Noon to 5:00 pm
Description:In addition to ongoing peace education and action activities, current RCNV programs and projects include: Project ReGeneration: engaging and inspiring the next generation of activists; training in nonviolence; peace and justice in the Middle East; Youth Empowerment ; GI Rights Hotline and Counseling and La Liga de La Comunidad Soccer Program.


ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED: Parking & Wheelchair Access. Bathrooms are not yet ADA accessible, but the facility is wheelchair accessible.
Our group of trained and experienced counselors can assist:
-Young men required to register with the Selective Service System
-Men and women considering military service
-People who signed up to join the military, but have changed their minds
-People now in the military who want out or simply want to know their rights. Check out the questions on our website and then call the GI Rights Hotline at 877-447-4487 or 831-359-0202 to speak to someone about your situation. The call is confidential and toll free. If you prefer, you can send us an e-mail at We can also arrange to meet with you in person.

Resources: We offer Fair Trade Organic Olive Oil from Palestine; Palestinian Keffiyehs (traditional scarves), and books for sale. We also welcome visits to our Kepler Library on Nonviolence and Social Change, which includes a large collection of books by and about Gandhi and social change.
Facilities:A main hall with seating for 200 and a multi-purpose room that are available for rental. We encourage the community to visit us and consider hosting events at our new home. The facility is wheel-chair accessible and includes a large parking lot and access to overflow parking at the County Building. Please call 831-750-8687 or 831-423-1626 for rental information.
Volunteer Info:We have many ways to engage volunteers and are expanding working committees. We welcome your involvement! Help out at special events, workdays, with programs or in the office. Contact Anita at 831-423-1626x101.
Languages other than English:See Description Notes
Accommodations for Disabled:See description notes
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Open to All
Fees:Donations Accepted
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:Donations

Marciano Cruz
Community Organizer La Liga La Comunidad soccer

Sandino Gomez
Youth Empowerment Coordinator

Anita Heckman
831-423-1626 ext. 101

Peter Klotz-Chamberlin
Program staff

Subject Headings
 Draft Counseling
Educational Programs
Information Services
International Human Rights Programs
Library Services
Peace/Anti-War Advocacy Programs
Private Nonprofits
Public Awareness/Education
Social Responsibility Programs
Speakers/Speakers Bureaus
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified August 26, 2013

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