Cambridge Peace Commission :: About Us

Purpose and Role of the Cambridge Peace Commission

The Cambridge Peace Commission promotes peace and social justice within Cambridge and in the wider world. It works to reduce violence and advocates ideas and programs that affirm diversity and build community within our city. It links peace groups, social justice efforts, anti-violence coalitions and the municipal government, and pays special attention to violence affecting youth.

The Commission's presence in Cambridge city government is a concrete expression of the City's innovative, creative and inclusive approach – valuing an engaged, informed and concerned community. The Commission works with schools and communities to ensure that difference is understood and celebrated, so that sources of violence are recognized and addressed, allowing all residents to contribute to making Cambridge an equitable and peaceful community. The Commission also pays special attention to violence and inequality affecting young people through creative programs such as its Summer of Peace Initiative.

The Commission builds community by celebrating local people and efforts with programs and events, and by organizing community forums on issues affecting the community. It supports Cambridge’s sister city relationships, including those with Yerevan, Armenia and San José Las Flores, El Salvador.

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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.