For 50 years,
Peace Neighborhood Center has piloted and maintained programs for children, families, and individuals to promote self-sufficiency and positive community involvement. We are proud to report that since 1971, we have provided critical services and opportunities to more than 16,000 people in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. Through a wide range of comprehensive programs, Peace helps people discover options, enhance skills, and make choices that promote education, health, well-being, and fiscal independence.
Our services include: advocacy, emergency assistance, after-school programs, summer day camps, college and career preparation, individual and family counseling, and family enrichment.
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.
A community where personal growth, opportunity and diversity are constant; the cycle of poverty and social and economic inequality has been broken.
- We value openness, consultation, diversity and inclusion.
- We are not impulse-driven. We prioritize our programs. We create and implement new ideas for optimum effectiveness.
- We focus on nurturing our clients to reach their highest potential.
- We employ competent, motivated people. We provide them with the training, tools, environment, and opportunities to succeed with our clients.
- We focus on what we do best and collaborate with others who are “best in class”.
- We value involvement and inclusion by donors and sponsors.
- Issues of inequality are addressed in a way that helps the community learn, heal and change.
- We change people’s lives.
Peace Neighborhood Center’s Five Rules of Success
- Respect Everyone and Everything
- Follow Directions
- Think and Respond Appropriately
Peace Neighborhood Center’s Youth Services Pledge
I Will Love and Respect My Family.
I Will Respect Others and Myself.
I Will Honor and Respect the Elders in My Community.
I Will Strive to Keep Learning.
I Will Take Responsibility for My Actions.
I Will Work to Become More Honest and Express My Feelings and Needs.
These are the Promises I Make to Myself Because I Create My Present and Future.