Rooted in faith and the Hilltop neighborhood, Peace Community Center believes education is an integral part of a strong community. We support and encourage youth historically underrepresented in college to cultivate their academic and leadership talents so that they can gain full access to educational opportunities and reach their full potential.
We envision a vibrant community of hope, where youth become life-long learners who act with compassion and confidence, using their diverse gifts for positive change.
FAITH ROOTEDNESS STATEMENT
At the heart of the Christian faith that inspires and sustains Peace Community Center,
is a deep respect for the uniqueness, dignity and gifts of each individual.
The Christian faith and Lutheran Social Ministry teach that healthy community
is an irreplaceable asset to every individual’s well‐being.
Please click here to read our full Faith Rootedness Statement
PROGRAMSElementary, Middle School, High School and College Support Programs
- Peace Lutheran Church
- Tacoma Public Schools
- Vibrant Schools, Tacoma Coalition
- Trinity Presbyterian Church
- Lutheran Services in America
- Foundation for Tacoma Students
- Stand for Children
- Tacoma Housing Authority
HISTORY OF PEACE COMMUNITY CENTER
We opened our doors to the Hilltop community as a long-time dream of Peace Lutheran Church. Our first program was Camp Peace, a summer day camp for elementary kids living in the neighborhood.
Hilltop Scholars is born, originally as an after-school drop-in tutoring program for high school students.
Post-secondary support begins for students that have graduated high school and are working towards a post-secondary degree.
Middle School phase is created with first group of 6th grade students attending Jason Lee Middle School.
Redesigned elementary program begins at McCarver Elementary four days/week.