Peace Program

Children of immigrant parents look to Mujeres to assist them with their homework since their parents may lack mastery of the English language and/or formal education.

Mujeres created the Peace Program to address this need and has since evolved into more than a homework assistance program.

Children ages 6 to 12 may participate in the program, where they will focus on both academic and personal development.

The Peace Program keeps children off the streets and gives them tools to succeed in school and in life. Tutoring provided for each child is tailored based on the child’s report cards and education level. Field trips for children to Chicago-area museums reinforce their tutoring and classroom learning. In addition to academics, children are taught conflict resolution and other life-building skills. To facilitate a well-rounded child, sports and artistic activities are also offered in the program.

"Facilitators meet with parents regularly to keep them informed of their children’s progress."

Parents’ involvement in their children’s development within the program and at school is critical to their success. Facilitators meet with parents regularly to keep them informed of their children’s progress. When appropriate, Peace Program staff can advocate on behalf of the parents with the schools.In addition to monitoring children’s success, parents in the Peace Program are also encourage to strengthen their bonds with their children. Parents and children work together to plan an annual family festival. The Peace Program also provides recreational activities that offer quality time for parents and their children. During the Summer, the Peace Program collaborates with the Rudy Lozano Library in which children participate in their reading enrichment program. The Peace Program also collaborates with Elev8te provided by the Resurrection Project which offers educational information about nutrition and gardening.

The Peace Program is sponsored in part by the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, JP Morgan Chase and Target.

For more information about the Peace Program, contact Pilar Martinez at 773.890.7692 or by email

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