Support Needed

Please remember the needs of our community continue to grow. So our fundraising effort continues as well. Please check out our ‘Donate Now’ page. There you can make contributions through out the year.


The Coalition counts on your ongoing support to continue our youth programming throughout the year. These programs are desperately needed since the community is so low on resources for our children. The community currently does not have a library or youth center to help keep our children safe and off the street. 

Taste of Back of The Yards

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20th Annual Peace and Education Coalition Scholarship Fundraiser

The Peace and Education Coalition is making a positive difference in the lives of youth throughout the Back of the Yards Neighborhood. Over the past 20years, funds raised from our Annual Scholarship Fundraiser event have supported over $1,000,000 in educational expenses for over 500 community youth in high school and college.

We are grateful to our generous supporters who contributed to our 19th Scholarship Fundraiser event at the Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, May 20, 2017. Join us again this year as we celebrate our community’s schools, leaders, businesses, students, and our valued volunteers with an amazing community fundraiser event. Local restaurants and vendors are providing a “Taste of Back of the Yards” once again as we honor José Alonso and Priscila Gonzalez, Sarai Jimenez, and Elizabeth Sauceda — all past scholarship recipients.

Congratulations to this year’s co-honorees: Priscila Gonzalez, Saraí Jiménez, and Elizabeth Sauceda. Each of these women work in the Chicago Public Schools in Back of the Yards and give much of their free time in service to programs and services that touch the lives of our neighborhood youth through free access to the arts, Girl Scouts, and immigration education and services. Read their full bios on or FB page to learn more about all of their wonderful contributions to promoting peace and education in Back of the Yards. Join us at this year’s scholarship fundraiser to celebrate their achievements and to raise much needed funds to send our young people to college!

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