The San Diego-based National Conflict Resolution Center announced Monday that it was selected for a $200,000 grant in the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders program.

NCRC President Steve Dinkin. Image via

The 34-year-old nonprofit mediates and resolves conflicts, conducts trainings and provides community programs. Besides receiving funding, the center will benefit from leadership training and networking with other organizations named to the program.

“Nonprofits like National Conflict Resolution Center are instrumental to address critical community needs and strengthen the economic health of San Diego,” said Rick Bregman, San Diego market president of Bank of America.

“The significance of NCRC’s work (is) more important than ever, as is the need to keep offering their innovative and effective conflict resolution programs at no-cost,” Bregman said. “The funding and leadership training provided by the Neighborhood Builder program can help scale this work for greater impact.”

The National Conflict Resolution Center was founded in 1983 by the University of San Diego Law Center and the San Diego County Bar Association. The organization is headquartered downtown, and offers mediation and community services in City Heights, Southeast San Diego, San Ysidro, El Cajon and Vista.

“Given the increased level of incivility and intolerance throughout society, this partnership with Bank of America will enable us to expand our communication, conflict resolution and inclusivity initiatives throughout the region,” said NCRC President Steve Dinkin.

The bank program has awarded $4.4 million to 22 San Diego nonprofits since 2004.

— City News Service

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