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Amy Biehl believed in human rights and human dignity. She also believed in a rigorous education. Armed with knowledge and critical thinking skills she pursued her goal of "a better world for all".

The Amy Biehl Foundation-USA (ABF) has been working to develop curriculum and processes to address Amy's goal in today's complicated world. Can her story be of value to students today?

In 2012 the foundation received a grant from the BCM Foundation in partnership with Whittier College to build an ABF Human Rights Program for high school students in the greater Los Angeles area.

In 2014 ABF received a second grant to grow the program by a anonymous donor, and in 2015 the BCM Foundation matched that grant.

The models have been created and evaluations have been very positive.

We are sharing some photos from Millikan High School, Long Beach, CA. and Whittier College, Whittier, CA from events on April 23rd and April 25th.

Amazing young people from diverse backgrounds undertook research assignments. Some of these endeavors can be seen in the photos. The physical projects represent the hard work of the high school students mentored by college students. The depth of learning and thinking goes way beyond the "project boards" as the students talked about what the program meant to them personally, and how the process will impact their lives going forward.

We thank our grant donors and know they are excited by what has been accomplished in the last 3 years. We also appreciate other donors and hope there will be more financial supporters to grow the programs.

These programs have succeeded by hard working students and teachers:

Joyce Kaufman (Director, Center for Engagement with Communities Professor of Political Science) has worked with Linda Biehl to make Amy's story relevant today. Thank you Joyce and CEC staff.

Lee Underwood (Peace Academy, Millikan High School, Philosophy and Ethics) has become a new partner. Linda Biehl was overwhelmed by the event at Millikan High School. Thank you Lee, staff and students.


Peace Talks Radio: Compelling radio interviews with LINDA BIEHL & EASY NOFEMELA about the TRC and their perspectives today.

LINDA BIEHL wins the Words of Women 2015 Essay of the Year.
Congratulations to WILL KENDALL who is set to become an MLK Scholar at St. Louis University in the Fall of 2015! We are proud of you.
Congratulations to our friend Deepa Bharath for an amazing article on the new book The Forgiveness Project: Hundreds of stories from around the world on forgiveness, reconciliation and peace.
Congratulations to Carole Sams Hoemeke our ABF USA board member who just received the Volunteer of the Year Award in Forsyth County Schools after 23 years working in schools professionally and as a volunteer.
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