Peace Neighborhood Center

June 21, 2021 marks Peace Neighborhood  Center’s 50th Anniversary! 


Over the last 50 years, Peace Neighborhood Center has helped over 16,000 people across Washtenaw County change the trajectory of their lives, including mine.

I’ve been at Peace most of my life, and have had the privilege of meeting thousands of remarkable people. Each with their own personal story that reflects the hard work they’ve put in to overcome extraordinary obstacles and create a brighter future for themselves. Many of our former “Peace kids” have gone on to careers to give back and pay it forward by helping others. All continue to remind me every day that we really do have the power to help people change their lives.

Over the next six months, we will be celebrating “#50yearsofPeace” by sharing a series of “50 Stories & Snapshots” (see link below) here on our website and over our social media channels—to reconnect with our extended Peace Family and to highlight the impact we’ve had on thousands of people’s lives. We hope you share your own story with us.

We also invite you to join us at an Open House to Celebrate 50 years of Peace, Monday, June 21st from 6 – 8 pm. Stop by to say hello, grab a bite to eat, and share a memory with us.

Know that while Peace has grown over the last 50 years, we have stayed true to our core values, family-style approach, and unwavering commitment to helping people find their greatness. I never get tired of sharing the miracles we witness at Peace every day. And I’m extremely grateful for our entire Peace Family—the young people, adults, and families we serve; our talented and committed staff; our dedicated volunteers; and our generous community of donors. Thank you all for playing a role in Peace’s continuing success these last 50 years!

I continue to have faith that together, we can build a more just and equitable community. For all of us.

Peace and Blessings!


Bonnie Billups, Jr.
Executive Director

Peace Family,

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent economic impact, we continue to work with our youth and families who experienced extraordinary hardships. Our current programming is focused on these four major areas:

  1. Academic support for students
  2. Expanded food distribution opportunities
  3. Emergency assistance to support those facing lost wages and other financial hardships
  4. Mental health support to meet the increased need of those experiencing anxiety, increased stress and/or depression

If you are inclined to help, donations can be made through the secure link below. We thank you for your continuing support.



Children, Families, and Individuals

affected by social and economic problems

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POP UP CONCERT!!! What a great day of Music, Families and togetherness! #50yearsofPeace. Thanks Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Housing Comission, Ann Arbor District Library, David Zinn, the Chris Canas Band, and all the youth and families in attendance! ... See MoreSee Less

TBT #50yearsofPeace Alternatives For Youth trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake Michigan and Traverse City! Over the past 50 years we have put many miles on our vans and bus taking road trips. Transformational Road Trips that expand possibilities, enlighten minds and fuel dreams. ... See MoreSee Less

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



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