Activism in New Paltz: Peace Action NYS at New Paltz / AWARENESS Inc.

Name

Peace Action NYS at New Paltz

What They Do

Peace Action NYS at New Paltz is a grassroots organization dedicated to building a human rights culture and valuing human needs over the exercise of militarism. The members of this group value the promotion of resolving conflict in non-violent manners, the abolition of nuclear weapons and halting the spread of conventional arms, in addition to the assistance of refugees.

How to Get Involved

To further the goals of this organization, you can vote, stay informed on policies and support Peace Action at their events. Meetings have not been established yet.

Who to Contact

You may contact the New Paltz community’s President Orianna Soriano at sorianoo1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu for more information. To reach their headquarters, you may contact them via phone at 646-723-1749 or via email at info@panys.org.

Name

AWARENESS (Assisting With Adolescent Resolving, Empowering, Nurturing Each Student Substantively) Inc.

What They Do

AWARENESS Inc. is a nonprofit program that offers people between ages 16-25 non-judgmental, peer-to-peer education to help with behavior modification. This organization is “in relationship with the legal system that ensures accountability on many levels for low level criminal charges, such as underage drinking, possession of illegal drugs, disorderly conduct” and more, according to member Orianna Soriano.

How to Get Involved

Meetings take place every Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the New Paltz United Methodist Church at 1 Grove St.

Who to Contact

You may contact the AWARENESS Executive Director Marie Shultis via phone at 845-417-1484 or email at ucawarenessprogram@gmail.com. More information is also available on their website at awarenessinc.org.

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