Cambridge Peace Commission :: About Us

First and second graders from Fletcher Maynard Academy receive a Cambridge Peace and Justice Award from Mayor David Maher and Peace Commission Executive Director Brian Corr

The Cambridge 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

The Peace Commission promotes peace and social justice within Cambridge and in the wider world by working 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 Peace 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 Peace 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.

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

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Contact Information

Brian Corr, Executive Director

51 Inman St.
Cambridge MA 02139


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.