The Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center works to create programs that connect with the needs and values of…More the people in Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill and Concord in order to build a culture of peace. The Center focuses on five major programs: Youth and the Military, Peace Through Art and Writing for middle and high school youth, implementing the Department of Peace, and public educational forums to be determined.
Check the Center's website for programs and schedules.
The American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated…More to supporting one of Israel's most prominent centers for higher learning and research, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The AFHU offers several cultural and educational programs in hopes of enhancing the understanding and appreciation of the University's achievements in technology, medicine, law, agriculture and public policy. Founded in 1925 by an American philanthropist, Felix M. Warburg, the organization has regional offices across the United States, with its Northwest Headquarters located in Walnut Creek.
Those who would like to support the AFHU can get involved in numerous ways, including attending local events, joining an AFHU Mission, making a gift, receiving the organization's newsletter or becoming of member of the Einstein Visionaries, an honorary society for charitable supporters. Volunteer support goes towards building teaching and research facilities, providing student scholarships, advancing university research and furthering international peace and cultural understanding. Beth Kyman currently serves as the Executive Director of the AFHU's Pacific Norwest Region.