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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What’s available?

– Scholarships for University or College (up to $2000 each) – Scholarships for a private High School (up to $500)

Who can apply?

Applicants who are active in volunteer service. Must demonstrate involvement during this past year (May 2016-April 2017) in the Back of the Yards (i.e. park volunteer, library aide, tutoring, teach religious education, volunteer in youth work or food pantry, neighborhood clean-up, etc.)

Applicants must have been accepted to the school they wish to attend by the time the award is issued.

Students who have received scholarships in the past from the Peace and Education Coalition are eligible to reapply and will be judged on the merit of their application.

All Peace and Education scholarship applications are due DUE FRIDAY, MAY 12, 6:30 pm. in the Parish Office, 4541 S Wood Street. Thank you for applying and for your volunteer service in the Back of the Yards neighborhood!

The Peace and Education 2017 Scholarship applications are now available please choose which to download.

College Application Download

High School Application Download