News:

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Thank you, Sunset Hills Elementary School, for making Peace4Tarpon your Business Partner of the Year!

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Are We There Yet? – Sarah’s Story

By: Robin Saenger, Founding Director of Peace4Tarpon

Peace4Tarpon is striving to create a trauma informed community in Tarpon Springs.  How do we know if we are succeeding – are we there yet?  To read     more, click here:  Full Story

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Peace4Tarpon Offers Resilient Community Mini-Grants

Peace4Tarpon is pleased to announce the offering of Peace4Tarpon Resilient Community Grants.  Grants will provide funding for individuals, groups, and organization projects and/or programs that promote family and community resilience.   Grants will be awarded up to $1,000 and must support the community within a defined Tarpon Springs area: between U.S. 19/Alternate 19 and Klosterman Road/Anclote River.

The focus of the grants must be on:  People, Place, and Equitable Opportunity.

  • People Support healing and connections between people to create a resilient community and counter the symptoms of community trauma; building intergenerational relations; elevating norms that promote/encourage healthy behaviors; organize and promote a positive community activity to build relationships and address a need for children and families; violence prevention programs
  • Place: Improving the physical environment of the community: the look, feel, safety, housing, transportation, and the environment; reclaiming public space to be appealing to residents based on cultural pride or diversity; creating safer public space, housing, or transportation; road and street safety
  • Equitable Opportunity: Supporting education, employment, and/or living wages – strategies to improve employment skills and opportunities; Conflict resolution; healing circles to support people to stay on paths to pursue educational and economic opportunities; improve the employment skills, capacity and readiness; liking community members to job opportunities; reducing gentrification/house improvements for low income families

The Application Deadline is February 28, 2017.  For more information and to learn how to apply, visit the Mini-Grant Tab.  

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Events:

  • Peace4Tarpon Community Forum – March 31, 2017

    – 9:00 am – 10:30 am, Tarpon Springs Safety Building, 444 S. Huey Avenue, Tarpon Springs

  • Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center 3rd Annual Health & Wellness Fair

     – Tuesday, April 11th, 4 – 6 p.m.,  For information, click here:  Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Health Fair

  • Immigration Workshop – Hispanic Outreach Center, Tarpon Springs

     – Tuesday March 28th, 6-8:00 pm:  English Flyer and Spanish Flyer

  • Soul Injury Leadership Training – Opus Peace Institute

    -This four-day Leadership course, led by Deborah Grassman NP and the Opus Peace team, will provide an in-depth understanding of Soul Injury and how to liberate unmourned loss and unforgiven guilt/shame.  For more information, click here:  Soul Injury Leadership

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