Peace Learning Center Building

The History of Peace Learning Center

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SINCE 1997, Peace Learning Center has reached more than 250,000 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, a beautiful setting for indoor or outdoor programs and year-round nature hikes. A partnership with the City of Indianapolis and Indy Parks and Recreation provides this incredible PLC program and administrative staff setting.

It all started with a few people concerned about neighborhood and family violence in Indianapolis. It 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 an appreciation for differing perspectives.