Reduce Violence in Our Communities

Reducing the amount of violence in our communities helps everyone.  Research shows that early exposure to violence increase the likelihood of later violence.  This exposure affects our health, how we relate and learn. The community can provide many ways to reduce violence by addressing how we relate to each other and how we feel about our neighborhood.

Here are some ways this tool could be used:

  • Help address bullying

  • Help provide educational opportunities

  • Help combat racism, sexism, homophobia and all forms of oppression in your community

  • Help teach skills to resolve conflicts nonviolently

  • Help reduce the number of firearms/weapons

  • Help provide job and economic opportunities

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to youth

Challenge Sponsors

College of Ethnic StudiesSan Francisco State University

Ken Monteiro, Dean


Campus Academic Resource Program, San Francisco State University

Morris Head, Senior Program Coordinator 


Division of Information Technology, San Francisco State University

Julio Feliciano, Information Technology Consultant