Hands of Peace

Empowering American, Israeli and Palestinian Youth as Agents of Change

Glenview, IL   |  www.handsofpeace.org

Mission

Hands of Peace empowers American, Israel and Palestinian youth as agents of change. Through dialogue, education and action, the youth build bridges of understanding, then develop leadership skills and networks to contribute to Positive Peace through collective and individual action.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Scott Rasmussen

Main address

1000 Elm Street

Glenview, IL 60025 USA

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EIN

59-3806403

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Interfaith Issues (X90)

International Cultural Exchange (Q21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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Summer Program

The Hands of Peace Summer Program brings about 90 Israeli, Palestinian and American youth together for three-week programs in the Chicago and San Diego areas for intensive dialogue and interaction to build trust, understanding, and a commitment to becoming agents of change.

Each dialogue group is facilitated by professional Jewish-Israeli and Palestinian facilitators, and youth discover their common humanity by engaging and hearing the personal stories of people they may have seen before as "the enemy."

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adolescents
People of Middle Eastern descent
Religious groups
Victims of conflict and war

Hands of Peace understands that after the transformative experience of the three-week Summer Program, Israeli, Palestinian and American youth need ongoing training and support to develop their leadership capacity and peacebuilding skills. The youth continue their dialogue as they participate in age and life-stage appropriate programs including skill-building workshops in social innovation, resiliency, mediation and negotiations. As they move into professional careers in their 20s and 30s, we provide mentors and networks to move them to action for positive peace, which is much more than the absence of violence.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
People of Middle Eastern descent

Where we work

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Financials

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Hands of Peace

Board of directors
as of 10/6/2021
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Board chair

The Honorable Wayne Andersen

Michele Arnison

BDO

Debby Fosdick

Robert Gelb

Reem Ghunaim

Gretchen Grads

Adam Heffez

Rich Katz

Kim Lande

Margaret Lee

Bonnie Lucas

Scott Silk

Ruba Zanaid

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No