APADRC Introduces Our New Fall Interns and Volunteers

15 hours of online training, 15 hours of in-person sessions, and 2 office orientations later… our fall interns and volunteers are here and ready to take your calls! We are proud to introduce 9 new interns and 1 volunteer (Katherine Yoo, attorney) in addition to our three long-term volunteers.

This fall, they bring the following additional languages to the mediation room:  Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, and Spanish.

Our trainings included lectures on Conflict Resolution 101, facilitated discussions on Culture and Communication Styles, extensive Role-Plays, and lots of learning and laughter.

In the words of Julia Blandon, one of our volunteers, “The mediation role play I had to partake during my APADRC training was very helpful because it provided me with a glimpse as to how the process of mediation works, as well as showing me how to properly mediate issues.”

Congratulations to all of those who finished the training, we are honored to have you on board with us this fall..

Unveiling Our New Website!

Along with the coming of Autumn, the winds of change are coursing through the APADRC this September, and we are proud to unveil our new website!

Bright, friendly, functional and accessible, this website is yet another step in the APADRC’s ongoing dedication to reaching out to our communities and raising awareness about community mediation and our other peacebuilding services.

Here are some of our new and exciting features:

  • a calendar of upcoming trainings and events
  • an informational media press kit
  • our blog about the API community, mediation, peacebuilding and social justice
  • social media links
  • easy ways to donate and support the APADRC

Please feel free to explore the website, and don’t hesitate to email or call us with any questions you might have!  We’ll be kicking off with lots of events this fall, so remember to sign up for our newsletter as well!.