We depend on generous donations from community members to continue our programs in the Springfield community. We accept monetary donations, as well as goods throughout the year. To donate, please reach out to us using the contact information at the bottom of this webpage.
Whether you are looking to prep class materials, join us as a teacher, or help out at Peace Camp, we are always looking for community members to assist us throughout the year. To volunteer, please reach out to us using the contact information at the bottom of this webpage.
The Springfield Peace Center hosts several events throughout the year, such as Peace Camp and our annual Sweetness of Peace fundraiser. By attending with your family or telling your friends, you can help the Peace Center in our mission to educate Springfield in the name of peace.
The Springfield Peace Center is a small non-profit organization located on the campus of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. We are dedicated to educating for peace and teaching alternatives to violence by offering a free one-week conflict management Peace Camp every year in June and presenting conflict solving and leadership classes in the schools and community agencies year-round. The Springfield Peace Center’s mission is to educate students through engaging activities in conjunction with our evidence-based curriculum, promoting understanding, appreciating, and interaction across all cultures and beliefs in all ages.
The Springfield Peace Center grew out of a desire by community members and Wittenberg professors to provide education to students that would unify the young people of Springfield. More than 33 years later, the Springfield Peace Center is still serving students across the city by teaching conflict management and bullying response skills.
The evidenced based Peace Works curriculum used by the Springfield Peace Center has gone through changes and been subjected to multiple updates throughout the years. However, one thing has remained the same: the lessons have always been created specifically for Springfield students by Springfield community members.