Peace Community Center | ABOUT US
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ABOUT US

 OUR MISSION

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.

OUR VISION

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.

OUR VALUES

Community

Justice

Wholeness

Learning

Joy

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

FINANCIALS

2016-2017

 

76%

PROGRAMS

Elementary, Middle School, High School and College Support Programs
11%

MANAGEMENT

 
13%

FUNDRAISING

Peace Community Center 2016-2017 Audit

Peace Community Center 2015-2016 990

2016-2017 Impact Report

Tax ID: # 91-1746986

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

  • 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
  • Write@253

 

  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • University of Washington, Tacoma
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Tacoma Community College

HISTORY OF PEACE COMMUNITY CENTER

  • 2001-2002
    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.

 

  • 2003-2004
    Hilltop Scholars is born, originally as an after-school drop-in tutoring program for high school students.

 

  • 2010-2011
    Post-secondary support begins for students that have graduated high school and are working towards a post-secondary degree.

 

  • 2011-2012
    Middle School phase is created with first group of 6th grade students attending Jason Lee Middle School.

 

  • 2013-2014
    Redesigned elementary program begins at McCarver Elementary four days/week.