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Peace Corner Youth Center

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

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5022 W. Madison Ave.




Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture LLC, 2011


Founded in 2002 as a safe haven for youth to escape gang violence, the Peace Corner has grown, under the auspices of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, into a community center that provides employment services, GED class referrals, recreational programming, legal counseling, mentoring and tutoring. It started as a small storefront after-school program on Cicero Avenue, then moved in 2005 to Madison Street. The organization's current LEED-certified, modern building opened in 2011 and houses a computer lab, a fully-equipped classroom and a regulation basketball court under a green roof. The glass facade offers transparency and lots of natural light inside. Economical and durable materials and minimal finishes can be found throughout, with splashes of color.

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