Mission & Vision
Peace Learning Center supports communities in redefining peace through equity, social emotional learning and the implementation of innovative practices.
Our vision is a healed world where strong and caring communities strive together to fully live in peace.
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Since 1997, Peace Learning Center has reached more than 210,000 people locally and internationally. Peace Learning Center was created by a team of people that included Tim Nation, PLC’s Executive Director, to reduce violence and increase kindness in our community. Peace Learning Center is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
We are located in Indianapolis’ Eagle Creek Park at the former Eagle Crest Estate of J.K. Lilly II, brother of Eli Lilly. Eagle Creek Park is the fourth largest city park in the United States which is a beautiful setting for indoor or outdoor programs as well as year-round nature hikes. A partnership with the City of Indianapolis and Indy Parks and Recreation provides this incredible setting for PLC programs and administrative staff.
It all started with a few people concerned about neighborhood and family violence in Indianapolis and grew to a community educational institution promoting peace-building and conflict resolution with programs replicated in eight US cities and five countries.
We work directly with schools, community nonprofits, businesses, juvenile correctional facilities, and faith groups to facilitate peace education sessions.
At Peace Learning Center, we believe everyone can be a peacemaker. Each of our sessions is designed to teach safe and simple ways to manage anger, solve problems, and develop appreciation for differing perspectives.
PLC has been honored to receive the following awards:
The Humane Education Coalition – 2020 Excellence in Humane Education Award
19th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Awards – Sam H. Jones ‘Best of the Best
Indiana Achievement Award for Innovation,
Indiana Department of Education – Service Learning Star Award,
World Council of Churches – Blessed are the Peacemakers Award
City of Indianapolis Sam H. Jones Best of the Best Diversity Award
Niagara Foundation’s Community Service Award
IUPUI Chancellor’s Community Award for Civic Engagement
Indiana Youth Institute –Youth Investment Award
Indianapolis Education Association’s Spirit of Martin Luther King Award
Green Light Award for working toward a sustainable future