Protection and Education Re Animals Culture and the Environment Inc

aka PEACE   |   Portland, OR   |  www.peaceusa.org

Mission

MISSION
PEACE increases educational and economic opportunites that support an improved quality of life by working hand-in-hand with communities in the Bay of Banderas (Puerto Vallarta) and beyond.

VISION
PEACE envisions vibrant communities in which all indiviudals are empowered to achieve their fullest potential and live safe and healthy lives in harmony with the natural environment.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Protection: It is essential to protect youth, women, animals, culture, and the environment while instilling individual and community responsibility.

Education: Providing quality education for youth and adults is a fundamental part of promoting positive change.

Animals: We have the responsibility to protect all animals as an integral part of every community.

Culture: We believe in preserving and celebrating the richness and beauty of Mexican culture, as well as promoting diversity and global awareness.

Environment: It is one of our greatest duties to conserve and protect the environment for future generations.

Ruling year info

2006

Board Member

Amy M Welch

Board Member

Judy Parks

Main address

505 N Tomahawk Island Dr

Portland, OR 97217 USA

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Formerly known as

PEACE Mexico

EIN

20-3726038

NTEE code info

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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PEACEAnimals

Funds will be used to continue offering free canine and feline sterilization, medical services, and community education in the Bay of Banderas (Puerto Vallata), Mexico, and beyond. Spay/neuter services will be provided for an average of 100 cats and dogs per town, per week; 4,000 cats and dogs sterilized annually.

Population(s) Served

Every day, men and women, single mothers, disabled, or unemployed individuals work in groups of five in each participating town: cleaning beaches, streets, riverbeds and completing numerous Action for Food projects in schools and public spaces. In exchange for their services, the participants receive a bag of food and household staples: e.g. rice, beans, cooking oil, toilet paper.

Population(s) Served

PEACE provides a free alternative school for those students who are unable to attend school because they do not have the legal papers in order to enter the public school system.

Casa Comunidad also provides a free lending library, and teaches adults and children English and Computers.

Population(s) Served

PEACE Punta de Mita sponsors activities and a sports complex in order to encourage a healthy lifestyle and activity.

Population(s) Served

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Protection and Education Re Animals Culture and the Environment Inc

Board of directors
as of 9/17/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gretchen DeWitt

PEACEAnimals, A.C.

Term: Nov 2013 - Nov 2016

Valerie Ewell Member

Peace Punta de Mita Foundation, A.C.

Judy Parks Member

Peace Punta de Mita Foundation, A.C.

Ken Dahl Member

Peace Punta de Mita Foundation, A.C.

Anne-Marie Haynes President

Canadian Children's Shelter of Hope Foundation

Edd Bissell Board Member

Village of San Quintin

Cecilia Paredes Co-Vice Chair

Peace Punta de Mita Foundation, A.C.

Amy Welch Secretary & Treasurer

PEACE, Inc + Treasurer of PEACEAnimals, A.C.

Shelly Labovitz Co-Vice Chair

SayulitAnimals

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No