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.


Jasmine came to Peace’s Youth Services a troubled young woman who would steal and get in all sorts of trouble at school. Peace addressed those issues by building a rapport with Jasmine based on exciting her about the possibility of college. She went on a trip to Chicago to see colleges in the area and that set the tone for her change in attitude. Over the course of the next few years, she worked hard with the support of Peace staff members to increase her grade point from an abysmal 1.5 to a 3.0. She also became heavily involved in athletics, joining both the track and basketball teams at her high school. She took on even more responsibility as a part of our Summer Day Camp staff serving as a camp counselor and doing a terrific job. She now looks forward to attending a four-year university and has become a great role-model for her peers and siblings.

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 best thing that ever happened to me was attending camp at Peace Neighborhood Center.”