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. 

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Board Members

The Peace & Education Coalition Officers and Board Members:

Bruce L Wellems, Executive Director

Sandra D. Traback, Vice- President

Retired CPS Principal

Emilio L. Carrasquillo, Treasurer

Principal,  Seward Communication Arts Academy

John M. Groene, Secretary

Neighborhood Director, West Humboldt NHS

Salvador Cerna, Member

The Resurrection Project

Craig Chico, Member

President & CEO,  Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council

Fr. Dave Kelly CppS, Member

Precious Blood Ministries of Reconciliation.

Lucino Sotelo, Member