In 2007, the Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) Project Team launched the Hurricane Katrina Project to provide skill-building workshops for local mediators. The mission of the Hurricane Katrina Project was for MBB to collaborate with local community leaders to assist in the development of community participants whose mediation and facilitation skills will help their constituents choose non-violent solutions to problems and/or establish an effective voice in their community government and planning of their future. The goals of the Project were:
- To facilitate communication among community participants;
- To assist in the training of community participants to be effective communicators;
- To assist in the training of community participants to be effective leaders; and
- To assist in the training of community participants to be effective community brokers.
In 2008, MBB worked in the Gulf area, partnering with local mediators, community non-profits, and public agencies in Louisiana and Mississippi, USA to provide mediation, conflict resolution and restorative justice trainings.
In 2010, MBB held mediation trainings for Common Ground Health Clinic and for Neighborhood Housing Services and attended Conflict Resolution Day. MBB also assessed what other support we could offer The Village and other lower 9th ward organizations in terms of trainings, community dialogue facilitations or capacity building endeavors.
Somali Refugee Project
- Sandi Dimola
- Prabha Sankaranarayan
- Centre for Victims of Violence and Crime
- Chatham University
- Keep it Real (KIR)
- Lawrenceville United
- MGR Foundation