City at Peace

“City at Peace gave me a purpose in life. It gave me vocabulary for things I had been feeling and gave me a way to express that is healthy, fun, and sometimes hard, but very necessary.” –program participant


City at Peace is a youth development program for teens and young adults ages 14-24, which provides a safe, collaborative and nurturing space outside of school and other environments where they can examine issues and conditions that divide them.

City at Peace is rooted in social justice and uses performing arts as a learning tool to develop skills in dance, theatre, voice and stage production, as well as skills in conflict resolution, personal storytelling, empathy, understanding and leadership.

Support City at Peace

City at Peace has been positively impacting hundreds of young people’s lives for more than 20 years and has had a home at the Atlas since 2012. To learn more about City at Peace, contact us at

Your contribution helps pay for program supplies such as props, notepads and markers, transportation, technical consultants such as choreographers and a script writer, marketing for the shows, enlisting participants, and for a dedicated leader.



City at Peace classes are held at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002.

Register by emailing, or filling out this form.