Mandar Apte

Cities4Peace

A Global Peace Consultancy

Engage with us to bring about a systemic change in your city and community through our Cities4Peace global peace initiative – increasing social connection, trust, harmonious coexistence.

Case Study - Los Angeles

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In 2019-20, we brought together former gang members, community members, at-risk youth, and LAPD police officers to promote peace and enhance trust and mutual respect. Over 250 participants were trained in our peace programs using breath and meditation practices.

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Impact Assessment

George Mason University School of Conflict Analysis & Resolution undertook an independent research evaluation of our most recent program in Los Angeles. Here is a brief summary of the impact that our program had on participants:

 

  • Deepened understanding of and commitment towards nonviolence
  • Learned profound tool-kit of meditation techniques and wisdom for enabling transformation on a daily basis.
  • Improved leadership capacity to promote compassion and nonviolence within the community
Increased Energy and Happiness
82%
Ability To Stay Focused
91%
Remaining Calm in Challenging Situations
91%
Enhanced Clarity of Mind
96%
Ease of Social Connection
87%
Increased Effectiveness in both Personal & Professional Life
84%

Testimonials

LAPd Chief Moore

Chief Michel Moore

LAPD Chief
‘We value the work of Mandar Apte in our City of Angels.’
Petra

Petra Funtilla

Director, 2nd CALL, Los Angeles
‘In the workshop, I interacted with law enforcement in a way that I would not have done normally. This allowed me to see them as human beings.’
Andre

Andre Vickers

Gang Intervention Activist, Chapter T.W.O, Los Angeles
‘We carry a heavy load when we do community intervention work …and the breathing and meditation tools have helped to lighten that load 100%’
Dennis Kato

Dennis Kato

Former Deputy Chief, Los Angeles Police Dept. [LAPD]
‘Police officers have a stressful job. The SKY breathing exercises will help them de-stress and build stronger community relations’
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Our Partners

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Arts Bridging The Gap
Gang Reduction & Youth Development
The Art Of Living
Street Poets

Our Partners

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Arts Bridging The Gap
Gang Reduction & Youth Development
The Art Of Living
Street Poets