Making a difference in the lives of our youth and community.

 

    About    

We Push for Peace is a nonprofit organization that was started by Trahern Pollard to be a resource and advocate to those in the inner city.  On a broader scale, our mission is in the name of the organization “We Push for Peace”.  When there is an injustice in our community that is seen, we need to be able to step up, lead the way and help facilitate the change that is needed.
 

At the Xavier’s Employment and Training Center we are serving under privileged youth from the ages of 16-24. 

A recent story was done on home grown athlete, Jalen Suggs and his personal connection to Xavier.  Please view that inspiring story.  

https://www.kare11.com/article/sports/gonzaga/jalen-suggs-the-gesture-he-makes-before-every-game-and-the-person-he-does-it-for/293-f745ed7b-18c9-4c45-b7d0-f75f69733349

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/11/09/we-push-for-peace-opens-center-to-connect-at-risk-youth-with-jobs/

Located at:

1406 West Lake St Suite 201

Minneapolis, MN 55408

 

Services we provide:

Mental health assessments and resources

Employment Assistance (resume development, mock interviews, job placement)

Pre-employment training (various workshops, skills training)

Victims of Violence Support groups (facilitated by a licensed psychologist)

Financial Education and Home Buying classes

If you are need or know of anyone in need of assistance or services please call or email:

 

wepushforpeace@gmail.com

We are looking to enhance our current services into a setting directed at those youth leaving foster care, youth shelters, prison or facing homelessness.  All while guiding the youth to become functioning members of society.  As with all of our services Mental Health Assessments for each youth will be our top priority.  

This new facility will be called Xavier's Transition Housing.  

We have a current fundraising initiative going on with a goal of raising $150,000.  To donate please visit: 

 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/we-push-for-peace-xaviers-transition-housing?qid=1a7593e9c6a8a6893bc05c401d155f63

 

Other ways to donate:  

Money raised will further our efforts and help support our programs. 

 

Donations can be made via

Cash App to $wepushforpeace

Venmo to @Wepushforpeace-Pollard

Zelle to We Push For Peace

 

If you would like a tax receipt (as we are a 501c(3) organization):

Please put your email address in the memo on Cash App or Venmo.  Or you may email  your name/address to wepushforpeace@gmail.com and a tax receipt will be sent to you. 

Thank you all for your generosity!  It is because of all of you that we are able to make a difference in our community.

 

Trahern Pollard

Founder/CEO

612-290-6917

wepushforpeace@gmail.com

 

    Services    

Speaking Engagements
Having the opportunity to speak my truth, share my passion for creating assistance for all in the community, along with much needed change is what gives me great joy.  Working with our young people, our future leaders, who will make a difference in this world inspires me tremendously.  If you are in need of a speaker, with the same message I bring, please email or call me to arrange.
Most recent work Includes:
8/22/20: MN State Capital Youth Rally
9/5/20: MN State Capital Mother's Against Violence Rally
9/13/20: Event in Minneapolis, attended by families who have lost loved ones to violence. 
9/27/20: Stillwater, MN , rally, promoting peace.
9/28/20: Speaking at a women's shelter in Minneapolis

Xavier’s Employment and Training Center 

Location: 

1406 West Lake St. 

Minneapolis, 55408

Suite #201

Hours 8am -5 pm

Office: 612-824-0377

Cell: 612-290-6917

Services:  

Mental health assessments and resources

 

Employment Assistance (resume development, mock interviews, job placement)

 

Pre-employment training (various workshops, skills training)

 

Victims of Violence Support groups (facilitated by a licensed psychologist)

 

Financial Education and Home Buying classes

Boots on the Ground Program

 

We are committed to and continue to work with young men and woman on violence intervention, violence prevention, showing them another path.  It is our Boots on the Ground Program that is the catalyst, that takes kids from the streets and offer them the services and assistance our center provides.  

 

    Work    

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