The Conflict Center is delighted to announce that our Board President, Michael Hoops, has received the 9 Teachers Who Care award for his work with students at Eagle Crest High School. Mike makes a tremendous impact on his students by not just teaching science, which he has done for 18 years, but also by caring about his students and the problems they face in their lives, and by helping them develop the skills and strength to deal with personal issues that can present barriers to learning.
“Sometimes it’s all about the academics and the pressure with testing, all that stuff. I think sometimes the human side of students’ stories doesn’t get heard. They want that; they want to be heard. I hope I do that with my kiddos,” Hoops says.
Click here to view the video from Channel 9 News.
There is also a story and interview in the Front Porch neighborhood newsletter.
Congratulations Mike!!!Read More
The Conflict Center will offer a series of three Restorative Justice workshops this summer, starting with Restorative Principles I on June 5.
This workshop teaches the fundamental theory of Restorative Justice, a value–based approach that includes communication, reparation, reintegration, healing, responsibility and most of all respect. The process gives the victim a voice and the opportunity for reparation and healing, being able to ask questions to the wrongdoer in a guided and safe environment. It also provides the possibility for the wrongdoer to take responsibility for his/her acts and be part of the decision making to repair the harm in a constructive way.
This workshop will be held on June 5, 2015 from 8:30am – 4:30pm at The Conflict Center, 4140 Tejon Street in Denver. Fee for this workshop is $99.00 until June 1, and after that date increases to $120.00. For more information or to register, call 303-433-4983 or visit www.conflictcenter.org
Watch your e-mail for information on additional RJ workshops:
Restorative Principles II: July 1, 2015
Restorative Principles III: July 31, 2015
Q: Why should I download the App vs. having the paper booklet this year?
A: The Garden Tour is trying to go Green!!!! The App has so many great features and the maps are very easy to read and use. We are hoping that you will be able to navigate the app with easiness. If you have any problems or questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Q: What are the perks of downloading the App?
- A: Those of you that access the App, will receive all kinds of coupons from vendors within Northwest Denver. We will be adding coupons on a weekly basis. But in order to get these, you must show the App!
- Notes: you will be able to take notes along the way. If you see something you like or want to jot down an idea, with will be very easy to do on the “Notes” section.
- Pictures: Same with taking photos, you will be able to take photos and have them linked up with you notes.
- Interactive Maps: the maps will be interactive, which means you will be able to touch one of the houses on the map and all of the information about that home’s garden will be right in front of you.
- Silent Auction Items: Via the App, you will get a sneak peak at all of this year’s silent auction items.
Q: How often should I check or open the App?
A: You should start looking at the App on a weekly basis, as we will lbe updating the “Coupons for You” section weekly.
Q: When will you have access to the Maps?
A: The maps will be accessible on the day of the tour.
We hope this clears up some confusion and answers some of your questions. Again, feel free to contact us with any problems or other questions.Read More