Cultivating Community Leadership

Join us in celebrating our success with a gallery of compelling stories, captivating visuals and fine wine.

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 9am – 11am
Cost: $25
Contact: Renee Castro:

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Building Empathy and Respect Dinner

Join us in celebrating our success with a gallery of compelling stories, captivating visuals and fine wine.

When: February 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $125/Individual (Sponsorship amounts vary)
Location: Marriott Hotel, San Mateo
Contact: Melissa May/benefitdinner”at”

click on the link to register or make a donation: BER Dinner Registration

Basic Facilitation Training -

A 12-Hour, Interactive, Skills-Building Training with Personalized Coaching and Hands-On Practice

February 28th & March 7th
9:00 – 4:00 PM (Registration opens at 8:30 AM)

San Mateo County Probation Department
222 Paul Scannell Dr., San Mateo, CA 94402

Early Bird: $285
After February 13th: $325

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Beyond Bullying Behaviors:Promoting Empathy and Respect Among Youth

Bullying behavior is a barrier to the safe and respectful learning and living environments every young person deserves.

Join us at this workshop to learn how you can address this problem at home and at school!

When: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Time: 4:30-7:30pm
Cost: $50 Registration Fee

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A Community Briefing & Panel Discussion on
Engaging Communities Initiative: Build, Revitalize and Heal.

November 14, 2013
4:00 PM Registration, Refreshments & Gallery
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Program

Franklin Templeton Investments
1 Franklin Parkway, Building 920, San Mateo

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Advanced Facilitation Training

Friday, October 18th, 2013 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

San Mateo County Probation Department
222 Paul Scannell Dr. (Main Conf Room, 2d floor) San Mateo, CA 94402

Registration & Tuition: $175.00
10% non profit discount 30% group discount 4+
Ask for available payment plan

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Community Briefings:Empowering Youth Initiative

Thursday, September 12, 2013
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Franklin Templeton Investments
1 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo (Please go to door nearest water fountain)

Register Here

Empowering Youth Initiative Briefing:
When tensions run hot, and violence feels like the only solution, choosing a new approach is not easy.  PCRC believes we each have the power to cool things down and find new ways forward, peacefully.  This third briefing explores how young people are stepping up and expressing themselves through words and art as a powerful alternative to engaging in violence in San Mateo County.  Attendees will learn how youth 1) develop the tools and skills to prevent conflicts, 2) intercept violence through artistic communication and 3) leave detention to re-enter their community with the knowledge and tools to become a positive force in society.  In addition, they will learn ways to get involved and further this life changing approach.


Panelists for September 12th:

  • John Yap, Director of Empowering Youth Initiative,  PCRC
  • Gustavo Lopez, Program Associate, PCRC
  • Fahad Quarashi, Director of San Mateo County Programs, Youth Leadership Institute 
  •  Loren Miller, Unit Supervisor, San Mateo County Youth Services Center

To sponsor the Community Briefing Series, please contact Executive Director, Michelle Vilchez at 650-513-0330 x 302 or “Michelle Vilchez” <mvilchez “at”>

PCRC is excited to present a series of Community Briefings that highlight important topics within its Strategic Initiative focus areas:

• EMPOWERING YOUTH – September 12, 2013
• ENGAGING COMMUNITIES – November 14, 2013

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors:
The Herbst Foundation, INC.
Michelle & John McNellis

John and Katy Bejarano
Leslie Airola-Murveit & Hy Murveit


Toni Barrack
Rolf & Florence Beier
Pat Brown & Warren Dale
Jennifer Bullock & Matthew Humphrey
Jill & Paul Ekas
Joshua & Tina Hugg
Jackie Kane
Steve Kane
Alexandra & David Pastor
Valerie Powell
Cathy Rincon
Ric Rudman
John & Reva Segall
Familia Vichez

Event underwriting and catering kindly provided by:

Thank you to our community partner:




Conflict Management Coaching Workshop

Want to learn how to better COACH people through conflict? PCRC is hosting Canadian Conflict Management Coaching Pioneer Cinnie Noble as she offers her 4-day training for the first time in the San Francisco Bay Area from March 5 – 8, 2013. Registration deadline is February 11, 2013. Please click here for complete workshop details.

To register or for more information:
Please contact Laureen McNeill
Phone: 416.686.4247
Toll Free: 1.866.335.6466

For local information on training location,
transportation, parking, carpooling,
restaurants, overnight accommodations, etc:
Please contact PCRC representative
Alicia Santamaria
Phone: 650.868.4324


Turn Conflict Into Opportunity

Transformative tools to be a peacemaker in your family, workplace, and community. Learn your buttons and how to deactivate them.

Date: March 16th and 23rd (Attendees should attend both sessions)
Time: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Location: South San Francisco High School
400 B Street, South San Francisco

$35-$100 donation kindly requested (covers cost of breakfast, lunch and snacks)
*Scholarships available

To register or for more information (Space is limited!):
Please contact Marco Durazo
Phone: 650-513-0330  ext. 312

Sponsored by: The South San Frencisco Coalition for Safe Neighborhoods, PCRC, AVP-Bay Bridge
and South San Francisco High School