An Opportunity to Learn and Serve

Here’s an Exciting Training and Service Opportunity!


The Summer Institute Planning Council is looking for people interested in learning more about how a Restorative Justice Circle works, and how to co-facilitate one.

If you would like more information about Restorative Justice before learning more, I invite you to check out our introduction here:

We are excited to be offering a training and service opportunity to you in the very near future. The training will be held on Saturday, July 8th, that’s the day before SI starts, right on the campus of Oberlin. The training will be lead by Reverends Evin Carvill-Ziermer and Renee Rutchotzke and will be from 1:30-7:30. A pizza dinner will be provided. We will ask that trainees be willing to be in a pool of available circle facilitators should the Restorative Justice team need them during SI, and also that adult trainees attend the morning theme talks.

The only cost to you would be the cost of the additional night in your room, if you choose to stay overnight. This is $25 for a standard room, a little more for AC rooms and apartments.

Training is open to youth who will be in the youth program and adults. We will be putting together a group of trainees based on our needs for each age group.  So if you are interested, please send an email to me at with a note about who you are, whether you are a youth, young adult, or adult, and what interests you about this opportunity. Please let me know if you are interested by June 14th.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Gina Phillips, SIPC Chair