About New Foundations
New Foundations offers the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) in Colorado communities and prisons. AVP is an international volunteer progam that enables participants to deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways.
Who We Are
New Foundations Nonviolence Center was established in 1988 when Bruce Thron-Weber brought AVP to Colorado. Today, New Foundations is a sponsored project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center.
Where We Started
AVP started Green Haven Prison in New York in 1975, and now also operates in communities, schools, colleges and conflict situations worldwide.
What We Do
We don’t lecture or preach. Our experiential workshops use the shared experiences of participants, interactive exercises, games and role plays to examine the ways in which we respond to situations where injustice, prejudice, frustration, and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence.