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DRC Youth Services Now Hiring!

The Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County is recruiting youth ages 18-28 to teach restorative practices to 5th graders, and occasionally to entire classrooms (students, teachers, staff), in Olympia. This work includes three services: Peacemaker Club One-hour after-school clubs led by trained facilitators. Students learn communication skills, emotional vocabulary and awareness, conflict resolution techniques, and restorative practices through […]

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The Evan Ferber Peacemaker Leadership Award 2016 Recipients

The Evan Ferber Peacemaker Leadership Award Recognizing Courageous and Collaborative Leadership Each year, The Dispute Resolution Center presents the Evan Ferber Peacemaker Leadership Award to individuals who have provided extraordinary leadership in promoting peaceful dispute resolution and service to community. Many of our local citizens are participating in important community conversations that greatly influence our […]

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Evan Ferber Peacemaker Leadership Award Now Accepting Nominations

The Evan Ferber Peacemaker Leadership Award was established in 2010 by the DRC Board of Directors in honor of Founding Executive Director, Evan Ferber. The award annually recognizes an individual or individuals who have provided extraordinary leadership in promoting peaceful dispute resolution and/or service to community. The award is presented at The Toast, the DRC’s annual […]

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The Education of a Young Mediator

Donate to help keep our training accessible through our scholarship program! Kumar received a scholarship to take the DRC’s 40-Hour Professional Mediation Training. Here’s what he has to say about his experience: “When I was younger, I identified with people who were on the fringes of society.  I used to hang out on the street […]

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Donate Today to Embrace Tomorrow – Help Attract A New Generations Of Peacemakers

“How to Talk to Your Dad: Turning Conflict into Conversation” Madeline Poultridge took our 40-Hour Professional Mediation Training as a high school student. In her TEDxOlympia presentation she describes how she uses the “golden questions,” a tool we teach in training, to “turn conflict into conversation.” Donate Today to Embrace Tomorrow! Your donation will help us to […]

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