Giving Englewood residents the opportunity and skills to transform vacant lots and abandoned homes into a healing zone filled with accessible resources.
About our Peace Campus
Our neighbors and supporters have co-created a Peace Campus made up of 6 previously vacant lots and 2 homes. A brave space for building a culture of hope.
Once abandoned and up for demolition, the Peace House now serves as a community center with 15 different programs from tutoring to yoga.
Two vacant, litter-filled lots with toxic soil have been transformed into a vibrant source of food, healing, and connection to self, community, and the earth.
Basketball Half Court
The vacant lot next to the Peace House has become a small basketball court for children to move, play, and learn healthy communication and teamwork.
Healing Justice Court
A contained, multipurpose court for yoga, restorative justice circles, games, and basketball for all ages, partially funded by the Topfer Family Foundation and Strides for Peace.
Projects in the Works
Family Resource House
Family-specific resources including Women’s Groups, positive parenting training, job and life skills mentorship, early childhood education, and domestic violence and healthy relationship resources.
Nature Play Lot
From safety to transportation barriers, many of our children can’t access the nearby public parks and playgrounds and have been stripped of their right to play. It’s time to change that.
Help grow our Campus
Support a thriving community, a culture of hope, a world where love lives in public.
“Kids can walk on this block now. We brought this block back to life. People want to walk around this block now. People used to say, you going to Honore? You bound to get shot over there. Ain’t none of that no more. And I like that. I love this block. Because I did this. Installation, demolition, drywall, we did all of this – to the house, to the garage, to the basement. I’m proud of myself.”
– Noah, Englewood community resident