. . . that the Maria Kaupas Center is committed to building community
across the ages and across the miles?
On Wednesday, October 29th, the MKC Teen Leaders assisted
the chefs from Nativity Preschool as they prepared delicious non-bake pumpkin pie.
The pre-schoolers got to hang with the big kids they so look up to,
the teens (and Matt) basked in the little ones’ love,
and E V E R Y O N E enjoyed the timely treats!
But The MKC is also eager to spread its message beyond Marquette Park.
On Saturday, November 1st,
MKC Program Director Amy Eckhouse, MKC staff member Matt Whalen, and
Teen Leaders Danielle Starling, Dominique Starling, & Ahvay Jackson were joined by
Amanda Bates & Kaaren Hatlen, faculty members from Catalyst-Maria;
Leslie Strauss, teacher at Catalyst-Howland,
and Queen of Peace High School teacher Kristine Owens
for a Peace Circle training workshop facilitated by the
Community Justice for Youth Institute.
The circle is a process that enhances
all the things the MKC is committed to delivering to this community.
The MKC will host another workshop during the winter;
contact Amy Eckhouse at the Center if you are interested in participating or learning more about peace circles.
The Maria Kaupas Center is deeply indebted to the
McLaughlin Faith Foundation
for awarding us a grant to bring peace circles to Marquette Park.