Ubuntu Center for Peace


The Ubuntu Center for Peace, located within the Orr-Weathers housing complex in East St. Louis, is an oasis of peace and kindness, in an often violent community. With a focus on justice and peace, the Ubuntu Center is home to Join Hands. It is home to our programs, a second home for our families, and a community center for the neighborhood. We bring light, love, and hope to all who come through our doors. Coffee is on every morning and all are welcome.

Peace Warriors

Let the young people lead! Join Hands Peace Warriors are young people from our Dream Path Teen Mentoring Program who show leadership potential and have a commitment to Dr. Martin Luther King’s principles of nonviolence as a philosophy of life, as a means of social change and as a better alternative to the violence and killing so prevalent in the streets of East St. Louis.  Peace Warriors interrupt nonsense, interject love and kindness and are ambassadors for peace. Peace Warriors not only train other teens in Kingian nonviolence, but they also are challenged to make real change in their communities as Dr. King did, focusing on a problem in their community and working to change it! For more information on signing up for a training or getting a group of teens you work with trained, please contact us at joinhandsesl@gmail.com.

Peace Warriors have adopted and want to make go viral their Ubuntu Pledge.  Please sign and encourage all your friends to sign too!

For more information on this program click here.