About Us

Our Mission

Peace Community Center creates transformational educational experiences for Hilltop youth and families of promise empowering future success in college, career, and community leadership.

Our Vision

We envision a vibrant community where youth and families are life-long learners who use their diverse gifts to cultivate love, justice, and peace for generations to come.

Our Values






Anti-Racism Statement

Peace Community Center is committed to confronting systemic racism and all forms of oppression to promote personal growth, social justice, and reconciliation.

Faith Rootedness Statement

Peace Lutheran Church birthed Peace Community Center out of faith and a deep commitment of love for the Hilltop neighborhood, gifted Peace Community Center to Tacoma, and continues to closely partner with Peace Community Center to serve Hilltop youth and families today.

Strategic Focus Areas

Area 1: Establish Academic Rigor & Leadership

  • Increase Scholars’ Academic Rigor
  • Improve Scholars’ Community Leadership Footprint
  • Identify a Robust Internship and Apprentice Program

Area 2: Improve Organizational Vitality

  • Become an Anti-Racist Organization
  • Produce Mentally and Physically Thriving Employees & Volunteers
  • Improve Internal Systems, Policies and Procedures
  • Increase the Center’s Financial Resources

Area 3: Attain Collaborative Community Partnerships
in Collaboration with Peace Lutheran Church

  • Establish Partnerships to Address Employment, Housing, Mental Health and Adult Education needs within the Hilltop Community
  • Achieve Collaborative Relationship & Partnership with Tacoma Public Schools

Area 4: Establish Data & Technology Resources

  • Improve Internal Data Collection Process
  • Increase Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Increase Access to State of the Art Technology

Program Engagement Executive Summary

2019 – 2020

PCC 2018 990   |    PCC 2017 990   |  PCC 2016 990

Annual Report 2019-2020   |   Annual Report 2018-2019   |    Annual Report 2017-2018    |   Annual Report 2016-2017   |   Annual Report 2015-2016

Peace Community Center is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization | EIN: 91-1746986