What is Nonviolent Communication?

Sometimes people get the wrong impression from the name, Nonviolent Communication, thinking, “Oh, that must be for violent people”  read more…


Art of Communication:  NVC Santa Cruz

The Center for Nonviolent Communication coordinates the teaching and practicing Nonviolent Communication in over 65 countries. Our local organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2004. Thousands of people in the community have taken classes or attended trainings. We offer trainings at a variety of businesses and organizations (see the list of organizations served), offering discounts for organizations that serve our community.

We are funded to a large extent by fees for our classes and trainings. At the same time, we make our classes accessible to all regardless of income. In order to do that we have developed a sliding scale tuition and scholarship structure. (read more) We also accept donations to enable our full-access policy.


Core Team

Other Teachers

Board of Directors

  • Caren Camblin, President
  • Rick Longinotti, Treasurer & VP
  • Je$$ica Escobedo (photo at right)
  • Bar Lowenberg
  • Kadija Means  (photo at right)
  • Lenore Montegna  (photo at right)
  • Kristin Masters
  • Jean Morrison
  • Deanna Zachary   (photo at right)

Lenore Montegna