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.
When Kevin first became involved in Peace programs, he was an unfocused, energetic middle-schooler suffering from a poor attitude and less than desirable behavior. Placed in Peace’s Alternatives for Youth after school program for middle school youth, Kevin struggled at first with the structure and expectations of the program. However, his behavior and attitude benefitted from one-on-one discussions in the Rising Sons Mentorship for Boys program and he soon became a Leader in the summer Leadership Development Camp. Once he got to high school, Kevin became a member of the College & Career Prep Club and showed promise as he prepared for life after graduation. He then began to serve in the Summer Day Camp as a Camp Counselor helping younger members of the Peace family mature. Peace staff members have had a delight watching a remarkable transformation as Kevin has grown into a driven, mature young adult. He is now attending Central State University and we are confident in his future success.
16,000 individuals throughout Washtenaw County.
60 young adults guided into college.
1,000 area youth enriched through Summer Day Camp
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.
"Peace has helped develop my children into leaders while supporting me to become a better parent."