Educational Institutions

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Peace literacy is survival literacy.

SANTA BARBARA, CA

Mission

We educate and train people of all ages and backgrounds to solve the most dangerous technological, social, and psychological issues of our time, and to survive and thrive in the 21st century.

Ruling Year

1983

President & CEO

Rick Wayman

Main Address

1622 ANACAPA ST

SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101 USA

Keywords

education, peace, peace literacy, trauma, empathy, United Nations, public policy, humanitarian

EIN

95-3825265

 Number

5269744477

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

International Peace and Security (Q40)

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What we aim to solve

There are two main problems that the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation works to address. The first is the ongoing threat posed by the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons. There are currently approximately 14,500 nuclear weapons in the world. The second is that people around the world are not trained in how to understand our human needs and the tangles of trauma. This lack of understanding leads to conflict on both the personal and global levels.

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Our programs

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Peace Literacy

Empowerment

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of teachers trained

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Peace Literacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Our Peace Literacy program trains teachers in the fundamentals of this new paradigm and equips them with the tools to deliver Peace Literacy curriculum in their classrooms.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Peace Literacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The number of people that we reached in-person with lectures and workshops on Peace Literacy.

Number of training workshops

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Peace Literacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This is the number of workshops and lectures delivered by NAPF Peace Literacy Director Paul K. Chappell around the United States and Canada.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We aim to stop the "modernization" of nuclear arsenals in the United States and other nuclear-armed nations. We work to promote peaceful resolutions to potentially catastrophic conflicts, such as the one between the United States and North Korea. We collaborate with partners around the world to promote the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and ensure its early entry into force. We also seek to achieve an extension of the New START treaty between the U.S. and Russia, with a reduction in deployed strategic warheads, prior to the current treaty’s expiration in February 2021. We are working to establish 25 Peace Literacy education hubs by 2025, and to establish Peace Literacy as an internationally-recognized human right by 2028. Our ultimate goal is to achieve a negotiated agreement for the phased, verifiable, irreversible and transparent elimination of nuclear weapons at the earliest possible time.

Send out periodic action alerts to our email list enabling them to write and/or call their elected officials about key nuclear-related issues. Travel to Washington, DC and state capitals to directly lobby elected officials. Identify and collaborate with senators and representatives who are willing to address nuclear weapons issues. Create briefing materials for the public, Congress, and the United Nations. Continue to develop Peace Literacy curriculum for grades K-12 and college. Give lectures to schools, churches, citizen groups, and conferences. Lead multi-day workshops for educators, ministers, Rotary members, psychologists, counselors, social workers, activists, etc. Maintain and expand the Peace Literacy website to provide educational resources for Peace Literacy and Peace Leadership. Write and disseminate books and pamphlets to teach ideas and skills related to Peace Literacy and Peace Leadership.

NAPF's efforts for the abolition of nuclear weapons are led by David Krieger and Rick Wayman, who together have over 50 years of experience in effective education and advocacy work. They are both recognized as global leaders in the movement. Our active and engaged membership of 80,000 people continues to grow and speak out in public and to their elected officials. NAPF's Peace Literacy initiative is led by Paul K. Chappell, a graduate of West Point and former Army Captain. Paul is supported by a team of volunteer educators throughout the United States who work collaboratively to develop new content for the Peace Literacy curriculum and open doors to local and state boards of education.

The total number of nuclear weapons in the world continues to decline. Increasing number of countries sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force, which will happen 90 days after the 50th country ratifies the treaty. Increasing number of elected officials co-sponsor and speak positively about legislative bills that we support. Number of cities and states around the U.S. that pass resolutions calling for a reduction in nuclear dangers and for nuclear disarmament. Tracking number of unique visitors to our website, and visitors' behavior while on our site. Number of Peace Literacy lectures and workshops delivered. Total number of students and other individuals reached in lectures and workshops. Schools and school districts adopting Peace Literacy curriculum. Increasing number of cities added as Peace Literacy education hubs.

In 2017, NAPF was an active participant at the United Nations in the negotiations for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. With our input, the treaty was adopted by 122 nations and is currently in the process of gathering signatories. In late 2017, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, of which NAPF is a Partner Organization, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for our efforts in achieving this groundbreaking treaty. We continue to work to achieve the global entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. In 2019, our Peace Literacy initiative made significant progress in getting the curriculum into schools around the United States and Canada. Pilot programs were launched in Wisconsin, Oregon, and Manitoba, and additional school administrators around the U.S. and Canada are working to incorporate the Peace Literacy curriculum into their school districts. We have provided training to Rotary International groups, police officers, teachers, religious leaders, psychologists, activists, engineers, and many more.

External Reviews

Awards

Nobel Peace Prize 2017

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

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Financials

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Yes

ETHICS & 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?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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