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Projects for Peace is hosted by Middlebury College’s Center for Community Engagement.

Why Middlebury College?

After having grown Projects for Peace since its 2007 inception, the founding Executive Director, Phil Geier, approached Middlebury President Laurie Patton about incorporating the program into Middlebury’s array of global initiatives.

A subsequent evaluation of Projects for Peace— involving surveys of campus liaisons, Projects for Peace alumni, and external grant programs — was completed in 2020 and helped chart a path for growth.

Middlebury possesses unique interdisciplinary expertise in global programming suited to supporting our aspiration to strengthen the Projects for Peace network of peacebuilders and change-makers by increasing opportunities for exchange.

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Why the Center for Community Engagement?

Middlebury’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) was selected as the new home for Projects for Peace due to its support of experiential, place-based, and project-based learning.

Projects for Peace joins a roster of 50+ programs dedicated to preparing students for lives of meaning and impact through local, domestic, and global community connections.

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