Ceeds of Peace

A 360-degree approach to raising peacebuilding leaders

Ceeds of Peace Peacebuilding Workshop Series

Our series includes four Zoom sessions from 9:00am-1:00pm (HST):

September 25, 2021, October 23, 2021, November 20, 2021, January 22, 2022

Our Ceeds of Peace Peacebuilding Workshop Series is open to all in our community (Hawaiʻi, our nation, and the world) — educators & school staff, family members, non-profit & for-profit professionals, creatives, and anyone who aspires to build peace within themselves, within their homes, within their schools, within their communities, and beyond. This year, the series will be 100% virtual via Zoom and 100% free admission. Because each session builds on the last, we ask that all who register commit to attending all four sessions.  Note: Hawaiʻi DOE participants seeking PDE3 credits must also register on the PDE3 portal.  UPDATE:  Registration is now closed.


Our mission is to raise peacebuilding leaders. We do so by creating community platforms and opportunities for adults and youth, educators, family members, service providers, those in the justice system, business leaders, the faith community, and non-profit professionals to work together in our collective pursuit to build sustainable, just, peaceful communities.

We share and model tools, activities, and best practices to develop leadership skills which we refer to as the “Ceeds” — hence our name, Ceeds of Peace.

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Public Training


Our 3-Part Peacebuilding Workshop Series is our flagship program, training over 75 adults per year — educators, families, community members — in peacebuilding and action planning. This workshop is a professional development opportunity for Hawaiʻi DOE educators. Participants hear from Ceeds co-founders Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng and Dr. Kerrie Urosevich, and a variety of adult and youth presenters.

Resilient Communities, Schools, and Families project serving five Hawaiian islands on social emotional learning for students and counselors.

Resilient Communities, Schools, and Families Project​

This project focuses on Social Emotional Learning skills in students, Trauma Informed Care practices for educators, and Resiliency in families and communities. Project Partners: Ceeds of Peace, HawaiiKidsCAN, Hawaii Afterschool Alliance, University of Hawai’i Hilo Center for Place Based Social Emotional Development, Kamehameha Schools, and Papa Ola Lokahi. Pilot elementary schools: Wai’anae, Blanche Pope, Pa’ia, Honaunau and Mountain View.
Why? Reimagining education, reimagining racial justice, reimagining economy, and reimagining climate action with brainstorming post it notes under each category

Designing A Stronger Tomorrow​

Designing A Stronger Tomorrow is our newest workshop series, created in the midst of the pandemic. We bring together hundreds of participants to listen, learn, and interact with community peacebuilders. We then work with a small group of teams to facilitate the action planning process around topics including: Reimagining Education, Reimagining Racial Justice, Reimagining Economy, and Reimagining Climate Action.

Private Training

Private Offerings

We have four presentation/facilitation offerings for interested community groups, businesses, and schools that can be tailored to your needs: (1) 6-Part Training Session, (2) Private offering of 3-Part Workshop Series, (3) Facilitation Services, and (4) Retreats. Contact us for inquiries.

Youth Leadership Group at Wai Wai

Youth Leadership Groups

We facilitate several youth-led action planning programs in partnership with several community partners. We create space and opportunity for youth to discover, express, and act on their voices and choices.

We Are Not Climate Refugees Event at Waiwai

Community Events​

We organize various events to bring awareness on peace-related issues, facilitate difficult conversations, and tackle community issues and tensions. We feature renowned peace activists, host film screenings, facilitate storytelling sessions, and hold panels.

Ceeds Leadership​

Maya Soetoro-Ng

Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng

Founder, Peace Educator

Kerrie Urosevich Headshot

Dr. Kerrie Urosevich

Founder, Peace Educator

Scott Nishimoto Headshot

Scott Nishimoto, J.D.

Executive Director

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