On November 9 and 10, Nicholas and Dorothy Porter will share their experiences of launching and operating Jerusalem Peacebuilders as well as pragmatic advice for Yale students seeking to dedicate themselves to social justice and the public good.
JPB's Service-Learning Program in New Haven brought the Porters to Yale's attention, and the university's Dwight Hall named them the 2016 Jane and William E. Curren '49 Distinguished Mentors for their "commitment to creating a better future for humanity by providing Israelis, Palestinians and Americans with the skills, opportunities and confidence they need to become future leaders for peace."
The mission of Dwight Hall is to inspire and nurture Yale students to be leaders of social change and to advance justice and service in the world. The Jane and William E. Curren' 49 Distinguished Mentor Program supports this mission by providing students with access to role models who have demonstrated life-long commitments to promoting the public good.
Other recipients of the Curren Distinguished Mentor award have been Kurt Schmoke former Mayor of Baltimore and Dean of Howard University School of Law, Frances Beinecke former President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), John E. Pepper, Jr. former CEO of Proctor & Gamble and co-chair of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Eric Liu founder and CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program.