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Cross-Community Working Group 2012

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In conjunction with Building Bridges (formerly Seeking Common Ground), CRI hosted a Cross-Community Working Group at the University of Denver which invited organizations based in Denver working with youth and youth-workers in inter-group conflict, anti-discrimination awareness, cross-cultural awareness, and peacebuilding to share best practices, identify opportunities for partnership between the organizations and to explore the value of a continuing professional network. Organizations present included; Building Bridges, PeaceJam, Facing History and Ourselves, Bold Leaders and Challenge Day—Denver Office. Leaders from within these organizations gathered for an all-day session to describe and share their experiences with one another and to discuss topics of shared interest such as alumni relations and engagement, resource allocation, and organizational collaboration. One of the main outcomes of the meeting is that this discussion should become more frequent and intentional as the cross-community working group attempts to collaborate more in the future.