GOLD2024

PeacePathways

aka The Peace Pavilion   |   Independence, MO   |  www.thepeacepavilion.org

Mission

PeacePathways is dedicated to building peace by equipping children and adults to learn about peace, cultivate peaceful environments, and take actions that lead to peaceful outcomes. Peacemaking begins with children and adults who incorporate skills such as self-care, communication, conflict resolution, and integration of diversity into their daily lives and families. PeacePathways creates pathways for peace to be experienced in relationships and in community through peace education, advocacy, and community collaboration. The Peace Pavilion teaches these principles through lessons and activities.

Ruling year info

2004

Principal Officer

Andy Kroesen

Main address

607 W Lexington, P.O. Box 242

Independence, MO 64050 USA

Show more contact info

Formerly known as

The Children's Peace Pavilion

EIN

90-0138295

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

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

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2022, 2021 and 2020.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Peace Pavilion Visits

The Peace Pavilion has innovative and effective exhibitions based on hands-on activities that incorporate best practices of informal learning, including knowledge of multi-generational learning and learning styles. The exhibits are based on Peace for Me, Peace for Us, Peace for Everyone, and Peace for the Planet. Exhibits reflect the Peace Pathways' commitment to address issues of diversity and multiculturalism through peace education.The Peace Pavilion offers scheduled programs to school groups and has regular hours for families.The Peace Pavilion maintains a robust and full schedule of field trips and summer camps. Programs are presented 5 days a week with pre-arranged group tours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and open admission on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. All programs are facilitated by volunteer docents and employed staff.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

American Alliance of Museums 2016

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Peace Pavilion, the programmatic arm of PeacePathways, was designed to teach the principles of peace making to children. It has pursued this mission throughout its 23 years of existence.The Pavilion has operated as a children's museum that is interactive and instructive, but is also a model for other Pavilions and Peace clubs that have followed the model around the country. Consequently the principles of peaceful behavior and attitudes have been taught to thousands of preschool to 6th grade children. The four types of peace that form the curricular foundation are peace for me, peace for us, peace for everyone, and peace for the planet. The goal of the Pavilion is to create a generation of peacemakers. Over the next 3-5 years the Pavilion will be moving to a new location that allows for growth in both exhibits and curriculum. By moving from a 2400 sq. ft. facility to a 10,500 sq.ft. facility, there is an opportunity to upgrade and expand the Pavilion to reach even more learning styles and topics within the four program areas. Also at the larger facility there are plans to expand service to younger visitors with a toddler room and to older visitors with a teen room. We will also expand our offerings to include classes on bullying and other issues pertinent to our current culture. Assessing the impact on the lives of the children and youth that visit the Pavilion is mostly observed changes in the children's behaviors, as reported by teachers and parents. Also, children themselves report using the "Stop, Think, Peace" behavioral lesson introduced to children at the Pavilion.  Statistics are kept on all visitors to assess numbers of attendees, diversity, frequency of visits, age, and other such elements. On average approximately 3000 individuals come to the current Pavilion annually. Many visitors come back several times over a period of time. Finally, the Pavilion is building relationships and partnerships with other nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, schools, religious organizations, and others. By establishing a united peace-oriented community around the Pavilion, the message of peace toward all is strengthened and the quality of life is improved.

The strategies to accomplish teaching the principles of peace to children and youth include a high quality children's museum that has fun and instructive exhibits. The uniqueness of such a museum offers a particularly significant approach to building peace. Also the design of the museum and curriculum is an excellent model that can be used in schools, groups like the Boys and Girls Club or Scouts, and various geographic locations to promote peace. The models created by the Pavilion are freely shared with others who wish to replicate them. Additional strategies include building community partnerships to advocate and work for peace locally. Further, additional curriculum will be created to combat bullying, teach advocacy for peaceful actions, and support healthy parenting. These principles will be presented through classes and online resources.

Currently, the Pavilion is located in a smaller space that allows for a museum experience that is effective but needs expansion. The new site, which the Pavilion currently is preparing to move into, will greatly expand the opportunities for learning about peace. Currently there is one employee, the executive director, and 25-30 volunteer docents. Also the board is a working and oversight board, with multiple committees composed of well over 50 volunteers. The Pavilion is currently launching a capital campaign to complete the exhibits and purchase the building (currently under lease), fund the operations for 3 years, and create further endowments. Currently the Pavilion has one endowment in the six figures. There is strong community support for the Pavilion and excitement for the new, expanded location. The Mayor of Independence is very supportive of the project.

The Pavilion has a history of accomplishing its goals of teaching peace to children and supporting other peace building organizations and initiatives. Based on the information in question 4, the baseline of success with the children that visit the Pavilion is determined by qualitative evidence of their enjoyment while at the Pavilion, the repeat visits that they make to the Pavilion, the reports by teachers, parents, and leaders as to the ways the children responded to the visit and their behaviors after the visit. Especially evident was the repetition of the Stop, Think. Peace lesson, and the times the children actually used the lesson in their relationships with other children. The Pavilion will complete a newer, larger museum using the information realized from the many years of experience in the original museum. Also the extension of classes on bullying and parenting are also based on lessons learned providing similar classes in the current location. The addition of a toddler room is based on lessons learned from parents who related their desire for an area more suited to that age group. Risks and obstacles are mainly the financial challenges of building our the new site and funding an extended schedule at a larger site. Included in the challenge is building additional relationships with community groups who will want to volunteer and support the Pavilion.

Financials

PeacePathways
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

PeacePathways

Board of directors
as of 05/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Cathi Cackler-Veazey

PeacePathways

Term: 2023 - 2027


Board co-chair

Susan Sloan

Sue Sloan

Roxy Kellogg

Kat Hnatyshyn

Fran Zimmerman

Larry Cleveland

Madora Graffeo

Erin Stevenson

Cathleen Cackler-Veazey

David Read-Davis

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/5/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data