Our Work

Peace Ambassador Program

We leverage our extensive experience in Israel and Palestine to empower young women to create change in New Mexico through our Peace Ambassador Program, a six-month intensive leadership training that teaches compassionate communication, conflict resolution, and other skills to address issues of equity and inclusion.

This program has had a large impact on my life by educating me about the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. History is important but personal stories are valuable because of the strength they have to touch people’s hearts.

– Xitlalitl Rodas, Peace Ambassador 2018

Teens connect their own experiences with those of other young women in Israel and Palestine, learning about each other’s history, sharing personal stories, and creating joint projects that address inequities, build bridges, and heal the pain caused by interpersonal and inter-group conflict. Trainings convene twice a month, from January–May 2021, and this year will focus on the intersectionality of race, class, and gender in relation to environmental justice. The program culminates in a series of three virtual meetings with Young Leaders in the Middle East.

Program Information

Online Application

The program deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications at this time. For questions, please contact Chelsea Call, Local Youth Coordinator, via email at [email protected].

Program Dates

The Peace Ambassador Program is a 6-month intensive leadership training. The 2021 session January with meetings twice per month through May.

Participant Criteria

We welcome young women age 15-18 to apply. You must be a resident of northern New Mexico to participate.

Program Cost

The Peace Ambassador Program fee is $100. Scholarships are available.