The Community and Global Engagement Program at the Gandhi Center prepares children and youth to appreciate the value of nonviolence, the potential of nonviolent action to address conflicts, the value of social responsibility, the interconnected nature of human experience and the planet's natural environment.

Please check the Student Internships and Volunteers page to see how you can get involved.

Some of our engagement activities include:

  • Boys & Girls Club After-School Program
  • Drawing/Journaling for Peace
  • Gandhi Center Mobile Peace Library
  • Gandhi Center Peace Camp
  • Grupo de Baile: Latin American and Spanish Dance Group
  • Gandhifest
  • Learn About Gandhi
  • Refugee Resettlement
  • Student conferences
  • School Reading Proram
  • Supporting Local Justice Initiatives
Virginia Refugee Day


Gandhi Center is a sponsor of Virginia Refugee Day! 

Grupo de Baile

Grupo de Baile is a space for self-identified Latinx girls to explore and develop their interest in Latin American arts. The Gandhi Center, along with Scholars Latino Initiative, sponsored the first dance group in the summer of 2022.

Contact Sylvia Whitney Beitzel at for information on how you can become involved in the next dance group!

In each session, we:

  • Create a safe space to be ourselves and have fun.
  • Learn a new dance and talk about it.
  • Meet a new dance teacher.
  • Discuss the significance of the dance.
  • Talk about how dance communicates ideas.
  • Learn about nonviolent expressions (dance is one!).
  • Talk about our connection to Latin American culture.

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