Helping

Children, Families, and Individuals

build futures that include self-suffiiciency and positive community involvement

“Full STEAM Ahead”

Dear Peace Family –

I might be dating myself by referencing an old children’s book classic, “The Little Engine that Could”, but the central theme “I think I can, I think I can . . .“ resonates when I think of all the ways Peace’s Summer Camps give young people the chance to explore new experiences and find out what they’re capable of. Whether it’s skating down a ramp at the Ann Arbor Skatepark, recording a podcast, helping to design a new picnic table, traversing a zip line, or learning about the brain at a visit to the University of Michigan’s Neuroscience Department.

This Spring, Peace Staff have been busy planning another full summer of activities for our 2024 Summer Camp programs—incorporating opportunities for learning and exploration around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. Traditional Tuesday trips to Silver Lake will include a component around exploring the Lake’s ecology. Special interest clubs including Robotics & Legos, Nature & Park Rangers, Gardening Club, Podcasts, and Health Cooking will highlight science and math concepts. And local field trips will take Peace Campers to the Leslie Science Center and Hands On Museum.

Two Transformational Road Trips will include a Civil Rights Tour to Memphis and Montgomery, Alabama for middle and high school boys—and a road trip up north to The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, where elementary schoolers will learn how freighters navigate the historic channel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes.

This Spring, we will also be celebrating four Peace Alumni, who started at Peace as young campers and are now graduating from college:

  • Ruhi is graduating from Grand Valley State with an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in Global Studies & Social Impact, with a double minor in Anthropology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies;
  • Mobin is graduating with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and will be attending graduate school at UM’s School for Environment and Sustainability after taking a gap year;
  • Terra is graduating from Tennessee State with a BS in Health Information & Management; and
  • Alex is graduating from Central Michigan with an undergraduate business degree (BBA) in Logistics Management.

At Peace, we love to launch life-long learning. With your support, we can provide another memorable summer filled with transformational learning experiences that open up a world of new possibilities for our young people—inspiring them to find their greatness and dream big.

With Appreciation,

Bonnie Billups, Jr.
Executive Director

Read our 2023 Annual Report and discover how Peace utilizes your donations. Check out our Stories and Snapshots and learn about the breadth of Peace’s impact over the past 50+ years.

 

 

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Thank you to Kim Gardiner and Susan Reynolds Bunton for stopping by Peace this week with many diapers, toiletries and household goods for our families raised by our friends at the Ypsilanti Chapter of Jack & Jill Associates. Jack and Jill of America Inc., Ypsilanti, MI

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend, Peace Family!
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Thank you to Kim Gardiner and Susan Reynolds Bunton for stopping by Peace this week with many diapers, toiletries and household goods for our families raised by our friends at the Ypsilanti Chapter of Jack & Jill Associates. Jack and Jill of America Inc., Ypsilanti, MI 

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend, Peace Family!

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Susan is amazing!! Love her

Jack and Jill is awesome!!!!

Peace Neighborhood Center is also hiring for the following position:

REACH PROGRAM MANAGER
The REACH Program Manager develops and manages social emotional learning programs for K-5th graders in after-school and summer settings. Visit Peace's website for more details about this position and all of our current openings:

peaceneighborhoodcenter.org/available-positions/
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Peace Neighborhood Center is still hiring for the following position!

CASE MANAGER – BAKER COMMONS ON-SITE SERVICES
This open position is responsible for various activities centered around resident wellness within the Baker Commons housing site. Visit Peace's website for more details:

peaceneighborhoodcenter.org/available-positions/
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Thank you to Huron High School student Adit Vuppala, one of our volunteer tutors for the past three years who recently stopped by Peace to donate fifty percent of what he earned as an assistant teacher at U of M's Math Corps camp. We truly appreciate his support!

"I would like to express my gratitude to Peace Neighborhood as I have learned many things teaching the young kids over there...when given a little encouragement [they will] do wonders! I strongly believe that actions speak louder than words, so I would like to give [this gift] to the world where kindness, empathy and integrity thrive." - Adit
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Thank you to Huron High School student Adit Vuppala, one of our volunteer tutors for the past three years who recently stopped by Peace to donate fifty percent of what he earned as an assistant teacher at U of Ms Math Corps camp. We truly appreciate his support!

I would like to express my gratitude to Peace Neighborhood as I have learned many things teaching the young kids over there...when given a little encouragement [they will] do wonders! I strongly believe that actions speak louder than words, so I would like to give [this gift] to the world where kindness, empathy and integrity thrive. - Adit

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Bravo young man !

Beautiful gesture, a blessing indeed.

Wonderful! Mum

Getting ready for Summer Day Camp, Celebrating College Grads and Recognizing the Important Role of our Peace Moms. Read all about it in our latest newsletter:

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Getting ready for Summer Day Camp, Celebrating College Grads and Recognizing the Important Role of our Peace Moms. Read all about it in our latest newsletter:

https://conta.cc/3QOUeSi
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Your Community

18,000 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.
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(734) 662-3564

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