The ECG team integrates both professional and volunteer work in a wholistic commitment to healthy communities.
ECG stands for a world...
where all communities embrace, honor, and fully use the inherent strength of their diversity for a world that is healthy, safe, and at peace.
where each and every child is born into a culture that empowers the effective and peaceful resolution of conflict.
We therefore support the following organizations, both financially and through our leadership and active participation:
World Mediation Forum
The WMF is a world wide association of people, organizations and institutions interested in interpersonal, intergroup, community, transcultural and international mediation. It is committed to the use of mediation and other appropriate collaborative conflict management processes wherever conflicts threaten the well being of individuals, organizations, communities, and local, state or national governments. Gail Ervin served as the United States representative to the WMF Steering Committee.
Association for Conflict Resolution
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. ACR represents and serves a diverse national and international audience that includes more than 6,000 mediators, arbitrators, facilitators, educators, and others involved in the field of conflict resolution and collaborative decision-making. Gail Ervin is a past co-chair of the ACR International Section, and co-chaired the 2004 ACR Annual Conference in Sacramento.
Valley Vision is a non-profit organization committed to building civic engagement while addressing regional issues. Valley Vision acts as a neutral convener, provides objective information on issues, and encourages a regional approach to the challenges and opportunities created by rapid growth. Gail Ervin is currently Valley Vision Board member, and currently serves as a member of the Leadership Council.
The Hunger Project
The Hunger Project is a strategic organization and global movement committed to the sustainable end of chronic hunger; the essence of THP's work is to mobilize and empower grassroots people to take effective action to end their own hunger. They combine this with initiatives to call forth leadership at all levels of society, build alliances with other organizations, and mobilize the media to support the work of ending hunger. The highest priority in all activity is the empowerment of women. Gail Ervin is a member of the Global Investment Group and a volunteer activist for THP, she has traveled to THP programs in Bangladesh, Ghana, and India.
The Carter Center
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, the Atlanta-based Center has strengthened democracies in Asia, Latin America, and Africa; helped farmers double or triple grain production in 15 African countries; mediated or worked to prevent civil and international conflicts; intervened to prevent unnecessary diseases in Latin America and Africa, including the near eradication of Guinea worm disease ; and strived to diminish the stigma against mental illness. Gail Ervin is a member of the Legacy and Ambassador Circles in support of his work.
TriCalifornia Events, Inc.
Tri-California's mission is to produce the best events in the world with athlete safety, quality and integrity always first. Tri-California produces and directs the Avia Wildflower Triathlons, the second largest triathlon in the world with over 8,000 participants, the Triathlon at Pacific Grove, Scott Tinley's Adventures, and the San Francisco Triathlon at Treasure Island. Tri-California also race directs and manages the Accenture Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon and the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco. Tri-California works closely with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Team-In-Training and has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the cause. Travis and Laura Ervin set up and manage the courses and volunteer crews for these major triathlons and marathons each year.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, the Center is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.