Dare to Live in Peace

Our mission is to educate, engage and support our community by providing tools and resources that reduce violence and increase leadership. Many of the violence prevention efforts offered are made possible by our partner, Catholic Health Initiatives.



Rising Youth is a group of smart, motivated, energized, fun, and full of life 13 – 18-year-old students. They have adult role models and work in a diverse and positive environment. Rising Youth meet every other Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 at Martin de Porres Center. If your teenager needs homework help and want to be part of a positive movement, contact Youth Coordinator Mayra Betances at cell# 614-800-8483, or by email: mayra.betances@oppeace.org.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for latest updates.


Leadership for Peace is a skills-based learning experience that provides participants with tools and resources related to building peace as leaders in the community.

Our topics include:

  • Qualities of a Leader
  • Community & Stewardship
  • Building Trust
  • Active Listening
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Influencing Skills
  • Cultural Views and Storytelling
  • Building Resilience
  • Goal Setting


Proyecto Mariposas focuses on building the relationship between mothers and daughters. By educating and building the self–esteem of girls and women, we are also building the family and the community. We meet every Saturday 10am – 12pm. Please contact Yahaira Rose 614-416-1920 for additional information.

Stayed tuned for more programs and resources sponsored by the Dare to Live in Peace project!