Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association

Crime Prevention is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it!

The Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association (MVCPA) was founded in 1975. The organization, composed of police officers, sheriff’s deputies and alarm & security personnel, is the oldest crime prevention association in the State of Ohio. It has been the only crime prevention association to serve the Miami Valley and continues to be the leader amongst regional association’s in Ohio.

Website: facebook.com/The-Miami-Valley-Crime-Prevention-Association-109198812477086/

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is a nonprofit performing arts association located in Dayton, Ohio and composed of three performing arts groups: the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Ballet. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is believed to be one of the first nonprofit organizations in the United States to simultaneously manage a symphony orchestra, an opera company, and a ballet company.

Together with the Dayton International Peace Museum, the Alliance will sponsor the following event in 2017:  A discussion and community conversation on Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera “The Consul”. With close ties to current events, “The Consul” explores themes of immigration rights, oppressive bureaucracy and the loss of identity in the struggle between the “powerful” and the “weak”. Note: The Consul will be presented by the Dayton Opera on October 20 and 22, 2017. This discussion and conversation will be lead by Patrick Reynolds, conductor for the Dayton Opera production.

Website: DaytonPerformingArts.org

Catholic Social Action – Dayton

The Catholic Social Action Office and Commission empower Catholics in the Archdiocese to celebrate and live out the Gospel call for life, human dignity, and care for God’s creation through Catholic Social Teaching formation, organized social ministries, and opportunities for public advocacy and action. We have organized ministries for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Rural Life Conference as well as for such current issues as respect life, immigration, care for God’s creation, poverty, international peace, and more. The office also coordinates and provides staff support to regional justice collaborative networks of parishes and other Catholic organizations: the Cincinnati-area Advocates for Justice Parish Collaborative, Dayton-area Weavers of Justice, and the Springfield Catholic Social Action Committee. The office also serves as an initial point of contact for ecumenical and interfaith relations for the Archdiocese.

Pam Long
Regional Director
Catholic Social Action Office
Archbishop Pilarczyk Center
1436 Needmore Road
Dayton, Ohio 45414
Office: 937-224-3026 ext. 5018

ETHOS Center, U.D.

The ETHOS (Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities of Service-Learning) Center seeks to provide service-learning experiences through technical immersions, student activities, research and hands-on projects. Through these experiences, students have gained perspectives on how engineering and technology are influenced by the world. Participating students have been able to use their engineering skills for humanitarian purposes, serving others through practical engineering knowledge. Our alumni learn about the world, different cultures and themselves.

Website: udayton.edu/engineering/ethos/

First Baptist Church, Dayton

First Baptist Church of Dayton is a progressive American Baptist church located in the heart of downtown Dayton.  We are a Christian community striving to be the “body of Christ” here in the city and beyond.  Join us as we seek to love God and our neighbors.

Website: FBCDayton.org

Salem Avenue Peace Corridor

Our Vision: Empower the community to achieve a Shared Destiny of Peace.

Our Mission: To establish Salem Avenue and adjacent neighborhoods as a Community of Peace.

The Salem Avenue Peace Corridor is a vitalization effort to intentionally cultivate our Shared Destiny of safety, prosperity, a great quality of life, and a strong spirit of community. To welcome every individual, and to encourage a vibrant mix of our cultures and life experiences.

Our Shared Values: Safety, Prosperity, Quality of Life

Website: PeaceCorridor.com

Roaring Brook Farm

Proprietors Anita and Dale Lewis have created a farm dedicated to peace and sustainability. Located in Bellbrook, Ohio, the farm has many animals and is being created as a center for green technology and agriculture. In 2014, the Farm was the location of the First Caring Citizens’ Congress of Wilmington, Ohio, charter application to affiliate with the Empathy Surplus Project was accepted December 2, 2014. A charter ceremony took place at Roaring Brook Farm on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Montgomery County Commission

Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 535,153, making it the fifth-most populous county in Ohio. The county seat is Dayton. The county was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. Montgomery County is part of the Dayton, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Montgomery County Commissioners have affirmed their commitment to peace and the legacy of Dayton’s peace history. Each year, the Commissioners plan an event around International Day of Peace, including the Honoring Our Veterans events and the cleanup of the Greencastle Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Dayton.

Marianist Environmental Education Center (MEEC)

The Center is a Marianist environmental education community in the Catholic tradition. In Mary’s hope-filled spirit, we preserve and act in communion with the land and educate other communities in sustainability through ecology-based simple living, social justice and spirituality.

Restoring Communities of Land & People

Each year, MEEC hosts a Labyrinth Walk. In 2015, the Miami Valley’s Five Rivers Chautauqua planted a Peace Tree on the grounds of Mount St. John.

St. Joseph Hall, Mount St. John
4435 East Patterson Rd.
Dayton, OH 45430-1095

Website: meec.udayton.edufacebook.com/marianistenvironmentaleducationcenter

Coordinator

Leanne M. Jablonski FMI, PhD

Scholar for Faith & Environment

Hanley Sustainability Institute, University of Dayton
udayton.edu/artssciences/ctr/hsi

Coordinator

Sustainability, Energy Environment (SEE) Integrated Learning-Living Community (LLC)
udayton.edu/artssciences/see