Community Improvement, Capacity Building

People for Educational Assistance and Community Enhancement

  • Silver Spring, MD
  • www.peaceint.org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.


This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

To empower selected individuals and organizations in conflicted areas and to stimulate on a small scale constructive development through reconciliation and collaboration.

Main Programs

  1. National Forest of Reconciliation
  2. National Association of Salvadoran Indigenous
  3. Mons. Oscar Romero University
  4. Guazapa: Yesterday's Enemies
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

El Salvador

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer since 1994

Self-reported

Dr Francisco Acosta

Keywords

Self-reported

education, development, peace, social justice, international, Central America, indigenous rights

EIN

22-3393307

 Number

5317810759

Also Known As

PEACE, International

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

National Forest of Reconciliation

Located on the Guazapa Volcano, one of the most conflictive zones during the Salvadoran civil war, a tree is being planted for each person who lost his or her life in the conflict, regardless of which side they were on. PEACE raises money to purchase and conserve land, to plant trees, and to organize local communities to promote sustainable practices around the Guazapa Volcano.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 2

National Association of Salvadoran Indigenous

The National Association of Salvadoran Indigenous (ANIS) has struggled for over 500 years for indigenous rights, dignity and social and economic security for its people.PEACE, International supports international campaigns for justice for the victims of the Las Hojas massacre and provides strategic planning to forward the aims of ANIS and its members.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

Native Americans/American Indians

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 3

Mons. Oscar Romero University

Monsenor Oscar Romero University, located in northern Chalatenango Province, El Salvador, serves nearly 2,000 students from rural families in one of the most impoverished areas of the country. The mission of the university is to provide higher educational opportunities to students who have traditionally faced structural barriers to pursuing professional careers. Most students and their families live on less than $10 a day.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 4

Guazapa: Yesterday's Enemies

PEACE, International is proud to sponsor Guazapa: Yesterday's Enemies, by award-winning film-maker Don North. For his new film, Don made a return visit to Guazapa, one of the bloodiest battlegrounds of El Salvador's civil war. Guazapa remains for many the prevailing symbol of the war.
 

Twenty-six years ago, Don reported on the war in progress and its impact on the people of Guazapa in the film, Guazapa: The Faces of War in El Salvador. The film won the prestigious Cine Golden Eagle Award in 1984, and is widely known in El Salvador.

 

The new film is a stirring examination of El Salvador's past and present, portrayed with dramatic historical footage of the war and through recent interviews with many of the people of Guazapa who appeared in the original film.

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$15,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

El Salvador

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People for Educational Assistance and Community Enhancement

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Principal Officer

Dr Francisco Acosta

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Francisco Acosta Phd (hon)

Acosta & Associates

Term: Jan 2009 - Dec 2009

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