Peace Commission

Participants in the Moving Cambridge Forward strategic gathering

The Cambridge Peace Commission promotes peace and social justice within Cambridge and in the wider world. The Commission works with other municipal agencies, communities of faith, nonprofit organizations, and the community as a whole to build connections and strengthen relationships, and to promote positive dialogue and foster understanding.

The Commission fosters a community where differences and diversity are understood and celebrated, so that all residents can contribute to making Cambridge an equitable and peaceful community. It pays special attention to traumatic events and violence affecting Cambridge and its residents, and coordinates and supports compassionate community responses to support recovery and healing. The Commission supports Cambridge’s Sister City relationships, including those with: Les Cayes, Haiti; San José Las Flores, El Salvador; and Yerevan, Armenia. It also celebrates Cambridge residents and local efforts with recognition programs and events, and raises awareness about local and global peace and social justice issues through educational forums, discussions, and presentations.


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The Peace Commission works in three main areas:

  • Addressing Violence and Promoting Peace in the Community
  • Supporting Diversity, Building Connections and Relationships and Recognizing Peacemakers
  • Connecting with the Community and Connecting Cambridge with the Wider World

To learn more about the work of the Peace Commission visit the "Programs and Services" page.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, visit the "About Us" page.

In 2014 and 2015, the Peace Commission has continued its work with other municipal agencies, communities of faith, nonprofit organizations, and the broader community to build connections, promote constructive dialogue, and foster community.

To learn more about the recent work of the Peace Commission visit the "Recent Work and Accomplishments" page.


The Cambridge Peace Commission is seeking new members!

Commission members are volunteers appointed by the City Manager who work with the staff in fulfilling the mission of the Cambridge Peace Commission and in accomplishing its goals. Members are expected to attend regular meetings, participate in organizing the Commission’s events and activities, and do some work outside of Commission meetings. Members are encouraged to learn about the day-to-day work and projects of the staff, and offer advice and viewpoints that reflect the Commission’s mission and role within City government.

Click here for more information on the role of commission members and how to apply.


Be part of a Summer of Peace in Cambridge! Summer of Peace Initiative

Every summer, the Cambridge Peace Commission works with schools, youth centers, community groups, churches and religious institutions, the police, artists and musicians — and young people across Cambridge — to create a Summer of Peace.

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Take the Cambridge Youth Violence Survey

If you are under the age of 24 and live in Cambridge, you are invited to participate in this short, simple youth survey on Youth Violence. This is a completely anonymous survey that the Cambridge Peace Commission is conducting to hear about what is really happening from the voices that matter -- those of our City's young people!

Take the Online Survey!

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Contact Information

Brian Corr, Executive Director

51 Inman St.
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4694

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Summer Resource Guide

Download the City of Cambridge School Year 2014-2015 Resource Guide (PDF) which contains information on programs and services for all residents -- especially youth and families -- offered by the Department of Human Service Programs.