The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding (RPCP) was founded in 2012 by husband & wife team Jeffrey Weisberg and Heart Phoenix. Their combined experience spans decades of activism for peace, the environment, social justice and animal rights, including the co-founding of the Peace Alliance in 2004. The Peace Alliance was founded with the intention of elevating the work of peacebuilding on a national and international level to research, articulate and facilitate non-violent solutions within legislative agendas. For the next eight years, Jeffrey and Heart traveled around the country, lobbying and learning the tools and skills of peacebuilding and restorative justice. In 2012, Heart and Jeffrey were inspired to return home to Gainesville, Florida to create a Comprehensive Peacebuilding Model in their local community. Since then, the three primary objectives of the work of RPCP has been to:
Provide cutting edge Programs, Trainings, Events and Services
Build bridges of peace (collaboration, coordination and partnerships with other organizations)
Create a translatable model for communities worldwide
RPCP is guided by the life and activism of River Phoenix. The Center honors his dedication and courageous contribution to the field of entertainment, as well as the well-being of all life on our planet. His approach was "solution-based" and RPCP is dedicated to following this path.