Alternatives to Violence Project Goes to School

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The level of violence in a Philadelphia school dropped 90%.  Part of the credit for this miraculous turn-around goes to the Philadelphia Chapter of the Alternatives to Violence Project – a project of several Friends of Chestnut Hill Meeting and Philadelphia Quarter. John Paul Jones Middle School, located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, was called “Jones Jail” by the …

The New Underground Railroad

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“The New Underground Railroad – Rerouting the School-to-Prison Railroad and Transforming Prison to Restoration” took place at the new Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse on October 27 with 45 people in attendance.  Friends can read about program details on the Philadelphia Quarter website. There is much energy springing up in faith communities around the issues of mass incarceration, returning citizens, and the racial …