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A community youth center on 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 carefully chosen adult mentors. We support academics and life skills through structured recreation and small group interaction. Parents and guardians are warmly welcomed to the Peace Corner family. Call or stop by today!


Announcing our NEW Amani Leadership Program!

We’re seeking 5th graders for our new program designed to empower our West Side youth on their journey toward success and fulfillment.

Beginning in October 2023, Amani groups will meet twice a week after school with dedicated, highly trained mentors, providing them with the tools and resources they need to navigate the challenges of middle school successfully and build a solid foundation for a bright future. The program will be enhanced with fun and interactive experiential learning through arts, music, field trips, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects, and guest speakers exclusive to the Amani Leadership Program.

Spaces are limited in this free program…click the button below to learn more about this opportunity!


New to Peace Corner Youth Center? Enroll Your Child Now!

Our programs are open to all youth, ages 8-18, at no charge. We do require that a parent or guardian complete an enrollment form for all participants. Please click here to complete the form. If you have any questions, let us know!


Our Programs

I love the Peace Corner because I never had a place to come when I was a little kid, and it’s helping me now become a better man.

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