Peace Community Center is a place of community, committed to the empowerment of children and young adults.  The Center provides the skills and support needed for each to reach their God-given potential.


The children and young adults we serve are confident in their ability to learn, love, and be powerful agents for positive change in our world.

  • All students graduate high school college-ready
  • All students graduate from a post-secondary program with an emphasis on four-year college completion
  • All program graduates demonstrate a commitment to serve and invest in their community

Peace Lutheran: We value Peace Lutheran Church (PLC) as our first partner in fostering spiritual vitality, expressing compassion, and empowering children and young adults to become all God intends them to be.

South 21st & Cushman: We value our diverse neighborhood and we commit ourselves and our resources to the development of community, life-giving relationships and an attitude of service.

Partnership: We value and commit ourselves to cooperative relationships that bring gifts and opportunities to our common cause.

Holistic Health: We value every person’s right to live in safety, experience true family, and acquire confidence in their ability to learn, grow and serve.

Empowerment: We value our community’s capacity to create positive change, and we commit to the development of leaders who reflect our community’s diversity.

IMG_2381When Christian was a fourth grader, he was being home-schooled by his great-grandmother. She was concerned that he wasn't getting enough preparation in math, so she began bringing him to our evening elementary program. Within a couple months, we helped Christian get enrolled at McCarver Elementary School, where he quickly rose to the top of his class. Christian has been able to grow up with Peace, and he's now a 7th grader in our Hilltop Scholars program. He's reading at a college-level and he's thriving in school.