Join us on the lawn of Peace Neighborhood Center on Saturday, August 20th at 10:30 AM for some great fitness yoga for a good cause. $20 pre-registration donation, $25 at the door. Click the image above to register!
45 Stories of Peace
2016 marks the 45th Anniversary of the founding of Peace Neighborhood Center. In celebration of this milestone, we will be bringing you 45 different stories about the history of the organization and the lives it has touched over the course of this next year. Click the image above for more!
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.
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.
"My son is very shy and reserved. I was surprised to see how many friends he had made at camp and was impressed with the young man on staff that took a special interest in him.”