Harrisonburg’s FairField Center will celebrate 40 years of service during the month of November. The Center will mark the occasion by highlighting the many contributions made by staff and volunteers and showcasing what each of the various Center branches offer. A series of images and video posted at www.fairfieldcenter.org and on social media will cover just a few of the nonprofit’s accomplishments over the years.
In recognition of the organization’s ever-evolving roles in the community, the staff and Board of Directors have recently updated the vision and mission statements to the following:
VISION: Communities committed to inclusivity, equity, and the just resolution of conflicts.
MISSION: Empowering individuals and communities to live and work together.
Founded in 1982, the FairField Center was originally known as the Community Mediation Center. It was the first mediation program established in Virginia. Since its inception, FairField Center has served a cross-section of Virginia’s population, providing not only interpersonal mediation services, but also restorative justice programs, mediation training and continuing mediator education/mentoring, co-parenting workshops, and training/coaching services to help government agencies, schools, businesses, organizations, and communities-at-large resolve conflicts, enhance communication, and improve joint decision-making. FairField Center’s Civic Engagement branch sponsors a range of community events, including the Harrisonburg International Festival and the International Women’s Day event.
For more information about these programs, contact Nancy Munoz (540) 434-0059, Ext. 6.