DID YOU KNOW?

Last year, NCRC staff and volunteers provided nearly 650 mediations, helping people de-escalate conflict, communicate with one another, and craft a solution to a parenting, housing, or juvenile crisis that would otherwise lead to court action or worse. NCRC mediators provided over 1600 hours of professional, in-session mediation service free of charge to people who otherwise would have lacked access to this opportunity.

Additionally, NCRC provided conflict management education to over 300 people through various partnerships and provided training/mentorship to a cohort of about 50 mediators.

Big Thank You

Thanks to the staff, volunteers, board members, and donors who made this year's Big Payback a wonderful success despite the technical crash debacle. In particular, our Board member and steadfast volunteer mediator, BETTE CHRISTOFERSEN, deserves high praise and heartfelt thanks for choreographic and directing (and feeding and chasing and prodding and charming) this year's event. If anyone around here deserves a tiara, it's Bette.

Thanks also to Le Peep (during Breakfast Club), Fabu (for the Sip n' Shop) and Pinewood Social (during Happy Hour)--they all played a role in making yesterday a great deal of fun!