Stay tuned... we are working to launch a new website soon!


August 2014-- Hello! If you saw an ad for our Community Mediation Services in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette please follow this link for more information.

July 2014-- We have a NEW Facebook page with photos of our spring/summer activities, please visit it and click "like" to stay connected: https://www.facebook.com/centerfornonviolentsolution

(The Center's original Facebook group page will eventually be removed.)


The Lan Goodwin Memorial Golf Tournament for the Center for Nonviolent Solutions was a great event in June 13th despite the abundance of "liquid sunshine."
Thanks to all who participated and helped contribute to its success!

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to view photos of the day.




Harlan "Lan" Goodwin
CNVS Board Member, co-chair development committee, Golf Committee Member

Lan Goodwin

The Center for Nonviolent Solutions Board and Staff mourn the passing of Lan Goodwin on April 23, 2014. We express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Lan generously dedicated his leadership and wisdom to help advance the structure and growth of the Center and will be deeply missed. Worcester Telegram obituary April 25, 2014



Sullivan Middle School and the Center for Nonviolent Solutions Held a Successful Conflict & Cooperation II in spring 2014!

For the third year in a row, staff and volunteers at the Center, in collaboration with administration and teachers at Sullivan Middle School, offered an interactive, skill-based Conflict & Cooperation program to 120 students at the DaVinci Academy. For more iniformation, read our joint Press Release. More information forthcoming in our e-newsletter so join our mailing list if you have not already.

If We Don’t Teach Peace, a 16-minute documentary video, talks about the education mission of the Center for Nonviolent Solutions. Board Member, Michael Langa says, “....I have learned early in life, if you don’t teach peace, somebody is teaching war. There are more advocates of violence than peace, so we need to get out there and teach peace."   Love Is...A Teen Dating Public Service Announcement was developed by teens in our VIP (Violence Intervention Project) at the Worcester Youth Center and was inspired by the personal experience of one of the participants.












"The wars we haven’t had saved many lives."
~William Stafford
"Be the change you want to see in the world."
~Mohandas Gandhi
"Our choice is between nonviolence and nonexistence."
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
"There never was a good war or a bad peace."
~Benjamin Franklin
"Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict."
~Dorothy Thompson
"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
~Helen Keller
"You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."
~Indira Gandhi
"We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace."
~William E Gladstone
"Imagine all the people living life in peace..."
~John Lennon
"If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies."
~Moshe Dayan
"Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means."
~Ronald Reagan
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