AT&T Foundation awards $10,000 grant to Providence charity championing nonviolence

Funding supports nonviolence training and engagement

The Nonviolence Institute has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation to help support the organization’s training and community interaction efforts.

The AT&T Foundation donation will help support community residents and community based organizations with the opportunity to be trained in Nonviolence Conflict Resolution. Participants will engage in a hands-on training based on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Theory of Nonviolence.

Mai-Thy Vuong, COO of the Nonviolence Institute

"Dr. King said, 'Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?' The Nonviolence Institute thanks AT&T for making a difference, and doing for others," said Cedric Huntley, Interim Executive Director.   

The mission of the Nonviolence Institute is to teach, by word and example, the principles and practices of nonviolence, and to foster a community that addresses potentially violent situations with nonviolent solutions.  It works every day to build a Beloved Healthy Community reflective of the actions and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"AT&T and the AT&T Foundation support and believe in organizations that are making real differences in Rhode Island communities."

Patricia Jacobs – President, AT&T Northern Region

“AT&T and the AT&T Foundation support and believe in organizations that are making real differences in Rhode Island communities. The Nonviolence Institute is doing just that by directly impacting the lives of people in Providence and around the State,” said Patricia Jacobs, President, AT&T Northern Region.

“The Nonviolence Institute provides critical resources, training and engagement, and they do it with compassion, dedication and skill. They hold an important and respected role in the community, and we are honored to play a small part as they grow their efforts. AT&T and the AT&T Foundation believe we have a moral and business obligation to engage on the fundamental issues of equality and fairness. Our society doesn't work if it doesn't work equally for all.”

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