"I am thankful with the program that has helped me a lot with my son. Thank you for your help and I hope you continue to help other people who are in need."
Mr. and Mrs. J. Rubio
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Honorable Tony Barrera
Member Salinas City Council
MC Children’s Behavioral Health
David Jenkins (President)
Dr. Britt Rios-Ellis
California State University Monterey Bay
CFO, Taylor Farms
Dr. John Silva
Soledad Correctional Training Facility
Honorable Judge Vanessa Vallarta
Superior Court of California
City of Salinas, Community Safety Division
Pro Shop, Corral De Tierra
La Plaza Bakery Manager
Anna Caballero, Advisory Member
Secretary of the State, Consumer
Brent Eastman (Past President)
Eastman Insurance Agency
Brett R. Harrell, Advisory Member
The Nunes Company
Kelly McCarthy Sutherland
Advisory MemberAttorney at Law, L&G,
Our programs would not exist without the generosity and support of our funders and donors. THANK YOU for building strong families for a peaceful community!
Wendy (Millard) Benjamin Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County
The Doolittle Fund at the Community Foundation
Monterey Peninsula Foundation
City of Salinas CalGrip (California Gang Reduction, Intervention, and Prevention Program)
Board of State and Community Corrections
Bank of America Foundation
Nancy Buck Ransom
Community Development Block Grant
Monterey County Health Dept. STRYVE
Monterey County Probation Recidivism Reduction Grant
Pebble Beach Foundation
Alisal Family Resource Center
City of Salinas Elementary School District
Community Alliance For Peace and Safety (CASP)
Community Human Services
Children’s Behavioral Health, Monterey County Health Dept.
Salinas Union High School District
Soledad Unified School District
Monterey County Probation
"There should be more groups like Parent Project. I have learned how to fight for my child, how to control my anger and how to speak with him. Showing that we love them; that we love our children and how to fight for things that we love. The moral support from this program is very important."
Monterey County Herald Article - WYSM
A group of dedicated visionary volunteers saw that peace is possible. In 1995, Partners For Peace was incorporated as a non-profit. In 1999, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation awarded PFP a $1 million grant for infrastructure and program implementation. Partners For Peace provided Peace Builders, Farm Worker Welcome Outreach, Youth Employment Summers (Y.E.S.) that provided over 100 teenagers with employment for seven weeks every summer. Parent patrols were initiated in 11 elementary schools in Salinas. Salinas Reads brought over 200 community volunteers together each spring into the schools. In 2005, the Strengthening Families Program was launched in Salinas at the request of the then Mayor Anna Caballero who sought an evidenced based program to buld strong families and begin systemic change.
In 2000, Anna Caballero became the first Executive Director of Partners For Peace, but she resigned in 2006 to run for State Assembly. With the initial grant over and no additional funding sources, the organization was in debt and came within minutes of going out of existence in 2007. However, thanks to the passion, vision and dedication of the remaining 5 Board members all bills were paid, and a revitalization of the organization began. Dan and Sherrie Villareal accepted the challenge and with financial and technical support from the five Roatary Clubs of Salinas, Partners For Peace(P4P) survived and focused on the Strengthening Families Program.
With its current focus on building strong families for a peaceful community, P4P now offers a continuum of services. Strengthening Families program, for parents and their children ages 10-16 years; The Parent Project, a 12-week class for parents of strong willed or out of control youth; STEP UP Mentoring for at risk youth ages 11-14 years; and Parent Project, Junior - Loving Solutions, for "tough" kids ages 5-10 with an ADD/ADHD emphasis.
Partners For Peace is currently located at Silver Star Resouce Center, a collaborative of prevention and early intervention services located at 855 E. Laurel Dr., Bldg. H, Salinas, CA.