A Look at Peace

Our Mission

Peace Neighborhood Center’s mission is to provide programs for children, families, and individuals who are affected by social and economic problems. Peace helps people discover options, enhance skills, and make choices that lead to self-sufficiency and positive community involvement. Since 1971, we have helped more than 16,000 people in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County through a wide range of comprehensive programs designed to promote education, health, well-being and fiscal independence.


Ryan came to Peace Neighborhood Center as a referral from his elementary school. His discipline problems had caused him to be moved into a self-contained classroom and both his social and academic development were suffering. Youth Service staff members scheduled several meetings with Ryan’s mother, teachers, and school officials to determine the best course of action to help him overcome these behavioral problems. Through counseling, behavioral incentives and the overall supportive environment of the REACH After School program, Ryan has shown such marked behavioral improvement that he has been moved back into his regular classroom and is developing academically, as well.

More than...
16,000 individuals throughout Washtenaw County.

60 young adults guided into college.

1,000 area youth enriched through Summer Day Camp

Every Year...
9,500+ hours of volunteer service.

4,000+ hours in tutoring activities.

13,000+ meals in youth services.

250+ families given toys and food in the holiday season.


"The children of today are our future leaders for tomorrow. Peace provides the programs that develop the leaders we need for a strong and vibrant community."