Better Business Bureau Report for
Peace Education Program

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Peace Education Program
Address: 318 W Kentucky Street
  Louisville, KY 40203-2910
Phone: 502-589-6583
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1982, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Peace Education Program strengthens communities and schools by training youth and adults to build and sustain positive relationships. The organization does this by providing learning experiences to reduce violence, enhance personal integrity and foster mutual respect. In pursuit of its mission, the organization teaches Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation and Prejudice Reduction skills.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Peace Education Program meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Peace Education Program teaches conflict resolution, mediation skills, and prejudice reduction to youth ages preschool to 20 years of age. The organization also provides training to adults who work with youth so that these adults can teach these same skills to youth in the schools and community. Specific youth programs in schools and community sites: --Conflict Resolution Workshops --Mediation Training --Cooperative Games --Family Fun Nights --Preschool Workshops --Mentoring for young men in conflict resolution Specific adult programs include: --Professional Development Workshops --A Dialogue on Discipline --Controversial Issues Dialogue --Welcoming Diversity --Community Institute--A three day conflict resolution and diversity training offered annually or on demand --Training of Educators in Mediation--A three day training for adults wanting to establish and/or strengthen their mediation program. --Workshops for Parents in conflict resolution

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Peace Education Program's program expenses were:

Conflict resolution in schools and neighborhoods 259,062
Total Program Expenses: $259,062
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Chief Executive : Eileen L. Blanton, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Cheryl Ungerleider
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Educator

Co-Chair of the Board : SteVon Edwards

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 6

Staffing includes 5 full-time and 1 part-time staff person.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, and website appeals.
Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $253,144, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Peace Education Program’s audited financial statements for the year that ended June 30, 2012.

Ending net assets as reported below include $220,897 in unrestricted net assets and $18,500 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Source of Funds  
Patrons 146,738
Foundations/grants 84,406
Program fees 40,472
Fundraising /Events 15,625
Government grants 6,375
Interest 456
Total Income $294,072


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $294,072
Program expenses $259,062
Fund raising expenses 11,576
Administrative expenses 42,342
Total expenses $312,980
Expenses in Excess of Income (18,908)
Beginning net assets 258,305
Ending net assets 239,397
Total liabilities
Total assets $239,397

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