Peace Neighborhood Center

Looking Forward to a Positive Future!

As we look forward to a new more positive normal, helping our youth and families heal and get back on track continues to be essential. I’m very excited to share that we have launched the pilot of Peace’s new Wellness Program, with the main floor of Peace House recently refurbished and reconfigured to serve as our new Wellness Center. Our two licensed clinical social workers have begun meeting with Peace parents to offer personalized counseling support, and two six-week programs will offer weekly yoga and a special support group for moms.

While the last two years have been challenging, I want to emphasize that there have been a lot of positives. It’s not been all bad. We found new and creative ways to use technology to stay connected with each other. We expanded the ways we engage youth, parents, teachers, and our community partners. Before the pandemic we never considered delivering hundreds of home-cooked meals to Peace families and connecting virtually for a shared meal and fun enrichment activities. Teachers even joined us for a virtual literacy night. It was fantastic!

The pandemic also gave Peace the opportunity to strengthen our community partnerships, especially our already strong partnership with the Ann Arbor Public Schools. We learned from each other, found new ways to collaborate, and developed a greater mutual appreciation for the challenges surrounding virtual learning and teaching.

We never lost faith over the last two years. At Peace, we genuinely believe that every challenge is an opportunity to grow and to learn. It’s always been one of our strengths to view obstacles as opportunities.

As we look forward to creating brighter futures for our youth and families, we continue to be inspired by our community’s generosity.

Please know how much we appreciate you and all that you make possible here at Peace. Your annual gifts* help Peace sustain important programs, while giving us the flexibility to respond to changing needs and the capacity to try new things. Your continued support helps ensure everyone in our community has the opportunity to continue to learn and grow.

Peace and Blessings,

Bonnie Billups, Jr.
Executive Director

*Read our 2021 Annual Report and discover how Peace utilizes your donations.

 

Explore personal stories and program highlights that demonstrate Peace’s impact in people’s lives:

Peace Family,

As we face the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to work with our youth and families—many of whom have experienced extraordinary hardships. We continue to prioritize programming, as well as invest in new initiatives:

  1. Academic support for youth, including investments in early literacy and child development
  2. Expanded food distribution and emergency assistance
  3. A new wellness program to improve our youth and families’ physical, nutritional, and mental health
  4. Transformational road trips that give older youth extraordinary learning experiences beyond our neighborhood

Please consider a gift to Peace Neighborhood Center through the secure link below. With your continuing support, Peace can continue to change lives. Thank you!

 

Serving

Children, Families, and Individuals

affected by social and economic problems

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Peace Neighborhood would like to give a shout out to the Lawton Elementary PTO for selecting Peace as the charitable recipient for funds raised through their upcoming Fun Run on October 14th. Thank you! We are so grateful for our partner schools!

If you are interested in supporting the event, please visit runsignup.com/LawtonRun
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Peace Neighborhood would like to give a shout out to the Lawton Elementary PTO for selecting Peace as the charitable recipient for funds raised through their upcoming Fun Run on October 14th.  Thank you! We are so grateful for our partner schools!

If you are interested in supporting the event, please visit https://runsignup.com/LawtonRun

After school programs are off to a great start for 140 youth this school year! We are excited for our 60 current volunteer tutors to join us this week. WE STILL NEED MORE!!!

We have one more volunteer tutoring orientation coming up this Thursday 9/29 at 6:30. If you are interested, please contact Anabel at acruz@peaceneighborhoodcenter.org
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After school programs are off to a great start for 140 youth this school year!  We are excited for our 60 current volunteer tutors to join us this week. WE STILL NEED MORE!!!

We have one more volunteer tutoring orientation coming up this Thursday 9/29 at 6:30. If you are interested, please contact Anabel at acruz@peaceneighborhoodcenter.orgImage attachmentImage attachment

Peace would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to one of our valued community partners, the Ann Arbor Thrift Shop! We are so grateful for the Thrift Shop's generous monthly support that allows Peace to extend emergency assistance to our families for rent and uitilty costs when it is needed. Here's to 90 more years and more!🎉🎈Happy Birthday Ann Arbor Thrift Shop! 🎂🎊

To mark the occasion, every customer can choose a free book or CD from our media cart on Thursday, September 22.

We thank the community for their support, which in turn has allowed the Ann Arbor Thrift Shop to give back to those in need in for 90 years!

#annarborthrift #thriftshop #nonprofit #annarborthriftshop #shoplocal
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Peace would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to one of our valued community partners, the Ann Arbor Thrift Shop! We are so grateful for the Thrift Shops generous monthly support that allows Peace to extend emergency assistance to our families for rent and uitilty costs when it is needed.  Heres to 90 more years and more!

So happy to see all of Peace’s Alternatives for Youth teens back for this school year enjoying this last day of summer weather! Looking forward to welcoming tutors back for academic support next we#gratefula#peace#Peace ... See MoreSee Less

So happy to see all of Peace’s Alternatives for Youth teens back for this school year enjoying this last day of summer weather! Looking forward to welcoming tutors back for academic support next week.  
#Grateful #Peace

Our impact on

Your Community

16,000 individuals

helped through Washtenaw County

13,000 meals

in youth service

60 young adults

guided into college

The Peace Center is like a home away from home. It really is special, both in the summer and during after school programs. This place feels like it is our roots. Even as you grow, you still are with your roots.

Lauryn Comer

Lauren

Locations

We are in your neighborhood

Main Facility

1111 N. Maple Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 662-3564

Maple Meadows Satellite Center

880 S. Maple Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

West Arbor Satellite Center

717 N. Maple Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Peace House

1111 N. Maple Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103