Peace through Play is a student-run organization founded and based at Northeastern University. We partner with local schools throughout the greater Boston area to promote the power of play in children's social, cognitive, and physical development. Through games and activities, our volunteers explore themes such as self awareness, advocacy, and empowerment.
We currently volunteer with eight programming sites throughout Greater Boston. We would be nowhere without the continued collaboration and support of these amazing partnerships, and are excited to highlight them below. If you have any questions regarding our work or would like to partner with Peace through Play in the future, please let us know!
Rafael Hernandez School
Rafael Hernandez is a K-8 school located in Roxbury, MA. Our volunteers provide after school programming for grades K1-4th, ending each semester with a talent show put on by the students.
Edward Everett Elementary School
Edward Everett is a K-5 school located in Dorchester, MA. Our volunteers visit each week to collaborate with their after-school YMCA program.
Harrington House is a 16-bed group home in Mission Hill providing residential treatment to children ages 8 to 15 and their families by offering a safe, structured home-like, living environment. The program offers clinical services, health services, psychiatric services, educational assistance, milieu therapy, and case management services.
Saint Patrick's School
One of our oldest and most cherished partnerships, St. Patrick School is a K-8 Catholic school located in the heart of the Roxbury community. Our volunteers provide both after-school and recess programming throughout the week.
The Hurley School is a K-8 bilingual elementary school located in Boston. Our volunteers visit each week to collaborate with K-2nd grade students as part of their after-school YMCA program.
Martin Luther King Jr. School
The Martin Luther King Jr. School is a K-8 school located in Dorchester, MA. Our volunteers visit several times a week, mainly working with students in K-3rd grade. Additionally, we collaborate with The King's YMCA after-school program.
Boys & Girls Club
Our co-op compatible programming, located in Roxbury, partners with the Boys and Girls Club of America, which offers a variety of activities for children after school.