New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation (NEEDCSI) is a Nigeria-based registered national non-profit, of dedicated diverse men, women and community leaders, ushering in a new way of thinking that demands inclusiveness in the form of sustained human relationships that dignify all individuals as equals. We are replacing the old top-down order that separates and fuels these flames of unnecessary separation and exaggerated fear. We understand that "you cannot want misery for someone else without being in misery yourself." As part of our Public Peace Process, since 2007 we have invited and hosted over 1000 religiously diverse young women and men of excellence to begin long-term dialogue together. Former adversaries now are experiencing that nothing replaces face-to-face relationships; we are each other's best advocates. These innovative Nigerians are beginning to seek a standard of excellence and culture of peace not only for themselves but more importantly for the perceived "other;" they are beginning to see the “other” as equally deserving. We are establishing cross-cultural leadership teams of young women and men, especially from divided Muslim and Christian groups, with skills that will help them emerge from dysfunctional families and a drug-influenced life on the streets, to become peer-leaders and agents of peace capable of helping themselves and influencing their communities for good. We are intentionally teaming spiritual innovators and other exemplary adults with needful youth to equip them to pass forward all they have learned as valuable, contributing agents of change in their communities. Beginning at the heart, we help young people commit themselves to education and concrete goals, while helping them discover and develop their unique talents, and potentiality. Both self-disciplined and imaginative, these youth are becoming productive citizens and leaders capable of teamwork and shaping a positive, sustainable society that rejects violence and insists on communication excellence and unbridled compassion for all. The youth develop values that include: (1) a sense of belonging to a common and interconnected humanity, (2) respect and a sense of dignity for all people, (3) a dedication to preserving the natural environment, (4) a strong social service ethic and (5) a dedication toward just and democratic leadership.