Opened World Design has made a commitment to donate 10% of its profit to the Restorative Arts Program - run through North Park University.
BEING A NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY GRADUATE WITH A B.A. IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS + THROUGH PERSONAL LIFE EXPERIENCES, I’M EXCITED TO SUPPORT THE EFFORTS OF THIS PROGRAM. HERE’S A BLURB ABOUT WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT:
“WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT GIVES AWAY ITS CONFLICT AND PAYS OTHERS TO HANDLE IT, SUCH AS POLICE OR THE LEGAL SYSTEM; WITH THAT, WE ALSO SURRENDER THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND GROW AS A HEALTHY COMMUNITY,” SAYS REV. DR. MICHELLE CLIFTON-SODERSTROM, PROGRAM DIRECTOR.
housed in Stateville Correctional Center and run through NORTH PARK THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, the [PROGRAM] offers a Restorative Arts track allowing free and incarcerated students to study together. The foci of the program include positive race relations and cultural differences, non-violent communication, deepening of one’s faith, servant leadership, and much more.
excerpt taken from the North parker, volume 79, summer 2019 edition