Peace Corner opens new youth center

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After five years of planning and collecting donations, the Peace Corner Youth Center opened its new facility last weekend, our partners at the Austin Weekly News reported.

Like its former location right next door, the new center offers recreational and education activities for the Austin community. Nearly 100 community members, including 28th Ward Ald. Jason Ervin and state Rep. La Shawn Ford, gathered April 9 for the grand opening at 5022 W. Madison St.

The official unveiling of the new facility caps years of planning and work, as we reported last year on AustinTalks.

The West Side drop-in center for youth built the new building, funded by private donations, in the empty lot next to its old location on West Madison Street. The nonprofit offers youth a safe place to gather, do homework, and participate in both free recreational and educational activities, said Duane Wilson, associate director.

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