Israeli, Palestinian and American teens build trust on the ropes

Israeli, Palestinian and American teens work together during a team-building exercise 40 feet above the ground on the Challenge Course at UC San Diego during the annual three-week Hands of Peace summit on Sunday. The program brings the next generation of leaders together for often-contentious dialogues and reconciliation on the political and religious issues that divide them.Continue reading Israeli, Palestinian and American teens build trust on the ropes

San Diego Community Connection Hosts Hands of Peace Site Director Sarah Heirendt and Alumnus Jordan Derbas

“San Diego Community Connection” is a public service program that is produced and aired on iHeartMedia San Diego radio stations. The program connects with community leaders and organizations who work to improve the lives of San Diegans. On Tuesday, June 25th, 2019, San Diego Community Connection hosted Hands of Peace San Diego Site Director Sarah Heirendt and Hands of Peace Alumnus Jordan Derbas to discuss the Hands of Peace program.Continue reading San Diego Community Connection Hosts Hands of Peace Site Director Sarah Heirendt and Alumnus Jordan Derbas

Seasons of HOPE Benefit on April 7 features inspiration from young leaders and peacemakers whose lives have been changed by the Hands of Peace Summer Program

Benefit at Chicago Botanic Garden raises $135,000 to help Hands of Peace continue empowering Middle Eastern and American teens to raise their voices and work for peace. At its annual Benefit on Sunday, April 7, at Chicago Botanic Garden, Hands of Peace alumni told moving stories of how the program has transformed their lives andContinue reading Seasons of HOPE Benefit on April 7 features inspiration from young leaders and peacemakers whose lives have been changed by the Hands of Peace Summer Program

‘Seasons of HOPE’ Benefit on April 7 features inspiration from young leaders and peacemakers whose lives have been changed by the Hands of Peace Summer Program

Jenny Kustra-Quinn | Daily Herald | April 15, 2019  Hands of Peace alumni from the U.S. and Middle East gather April 7 at Chicago Botanic Garden for the Seasons of Hope Benefit:Zinat Kabbani (’09), Parker Hara (’18), Erika Grad (’10), Mckenzie Lyons (’17, ’18), Ashleigh Roth (’18), Eliza Schloss (’18), Nabaa Khan (’17, ’18), AmreenContinue reading ‘Seasons of HOPE’ Benefit on April 7 features inspiration from young leaders and peacemakers whose lives have been changed by the Hands of Peace Summer Program