Creating a safe community where youth in foster care thrive and form lasting connections

Peace4Kids is a grassroots, non-profit organization serving youth in foster care. For 25 years, our "Community as Family" has provided consistency, stability, and trust to people of all ages.

What began as a community garden in Watts has grown into an ecosystem of support, youth led movements, and resources designed to benefit people in and around foster care.

Read Our Origin Story

 

 

"Community As Family"

Peace4Kids guides youth to the discovery that they're not alone. Nurturing lasting relationships with youth who have experienced the disruptions of foster care gives them the confidence to own their story and to determine how it impacts their lives.

We're an intergenerational community. Including adults with a lived care experience provides unique benefits to both youth and adults as they learn and grow together. By intentionally encouraging foster and extended families to join our village, our community is stronger than ever.

Meet The Team


 

The Pointless Forest

A Children's Book Honoring The Foster Care Journey. 

The Pointless Forest honors courage, community, and change. Written by Angelica Nwandu and Zaid Gayle, with Illustrations by Miriam Cortez.

Gift and Get The Pointless Forest Today!

Donate a book to a youth in the community when you make a purchase.

 

 


 

Youth & Alumni Programs

We offer a variety of opportunities for people with a foster care experience to explore, connect, and lead their life path. From nature expeditions and leadership development, to mindfulness workshops, professional networking and more.

Explore Youth & Alumni Programs

 

Join our Community!

Peace4Kids is strong thanks to time, energy, and care from our humble community of mighty volunteers and generous donors.

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Become an Ally

Advance a culture of inclusion through positive and conscious efforts that benefit youth in foster care.

Justice in the Classroom

What do youth in foster care have to say about "Justice In The Classroom"? How do we understand the issues & our impact? Spend time examining our reports and build on what we have collectively learned.

Explore our Training Course

 

Podcast & New Media

Have you heard our Community Podcast? Gain new perspectives and keep the conversation going!

Listen to Podcast Episodes


Innovators. Leaders. Pioneers. Trailblazers.

Over the last decade, current and former foster youth have led advocacy efforts, implemented big projects, and inspired others to champion themselves, spread the word, and make a real difference.

 

Mindful Leaders

In 2022, 13 community members were certified As "Heart Centered Educators" in Partnership with University of La Verne's Mindful Leaders Program. Dr. Niki Elliot customized a program focused on self-regulation techniques and training others to support children impacted by trauma. Our Mindful Leaders will train educators, social workers and caregivers, and others. Above all, they're eager to support the healing of others who have experienced foster care. 

 

The Pointless Forest

A Children's Book Honoring The Foster Care Journey. The Pointless Forest honors courage, community, and change. Written by Angelica Nwandu with Illustrations by Miriam Cortez. With your purchase, you can donate a book to a youth in the community.

 

 

ROCMove

ROCMove is a group focused on changing how youth in foster care are framed and represented in media. Connect with the team, download "Changing the Narrative", get your copy of "The Pointless Forest", and join the movement.

Join ROCMove

 

Altura Collaborative

Altura is a virtual and nationwide community of students and scholars from foster care dedicated to cooperation, excellence, academic and professional success. It's a space to share ideas, opinions and advice with peers, while working to advance careers. Sign up for free, and get connected.

Join Altura Co

 

The Mobile Village Kitchen

The Mobile Village Kitchen [MVK] is a solution to the missing food legacy for youth in foster care, improving health outcomes and tackling food inequity in South LA. A Peace4Kids' original concept, the Mobile Village Kitchen is a 32' expandable trailer designed by our youth along with architect and former board chair Deborah Richmond.


Make A Difference

We're powered by generous volunteers and caring donors

Our greatest moments stem from mission-driven collaborations within and beyond our community. Show your support by volunteering your time, talents, or other resources in service to Peace4Kids. New volunteer orientations take place virtually, and all direct donations are tax deductible. Thank you in advance for all the ways you give!

             

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