COVID-19 UPDATE: The Peace Corner is OPEN for drop-in summer fun! See below for details.
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A community youth center in the heart of Chicago’s west side

The Peace Corner Youth Center is a safe haven for youth on Madison Street in the Austin neighborhood. Kids and teens engage in after school programming with the support of carefully chosen adult mentors. We focus on improving academic performance and life skills development through structured recreation and small group interaction. Parents and guardians are warmly welcomed to the Peace Corner family. Call or stop by today!


NOW OPEN for drop-in summer fun!

July 2021 Update: We are so happy to open our doors to kids aged 6-16 this summer! Come on by for summer fun in the gym, free lunch with friends, and cool gathering space for games and good times. Mondays through Fridays 10am - 2pm. Can’t wait to see you!


Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, especially kids under 12. Free vaccines available for ages 12+ at Michele Clark High School, 5101 W. Harrison, Thursdays 9am-1pm throughout the summer.


Our Programs

You never know what’s gonna go on that day, or what kind of challenges face you, or what kind of celebrations are gonna happen when somebody achieves a goal they’ve been working on.

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