On #GivingTuesday, Consider Supporting the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education Through a Tax Deductible Contribution

Today, Tuesday, November 28, is giving #GivingTuesday.  It’s a day to support efforts that bring about important social change.  Many not-for-profits are participating, including the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc. (Forage Center).  I serve as president of the center.

The Forage Center was established in 2015 to advance educational efforts to train individuals interested in working to alleviate suffering in humanitarian and conflict environments.  We bring together college students and professionals to engage in  educational simulations and field activities that build skills for working in complex emergencies: situations where this often both a conflict and human disaster unfolding, such as a civil war and  hurricane.


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We are a small group. All of the board members and staff volunteer their time to put on a full-scale 4-day simulation in Florida that replicates working in a conflict zone.   You can learn about our past events including our most recent March 2017 simulation  here and here.

As a 501c3 corporation, any donations that you make are tax deductible.   We run a bare bones operation, working virtually, and keeping our costs low for students who enroll. However, we are seeking to increase our offerings in 2018 and could benefit from more financial support.

If supporting humanitarian need is important to you, then consider making a contribution to the Forage Center.  Here is the link to our page which includes a donate button when you scroll down.

Many thanks!


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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