Welcome to the Martin de Porres Center, a beacon of spirituality, education and the arts, lovingly established in 2004 by the Dominican Sisters of Peace.
Our haven bears the name of Saint Martin de Porres, a remarkable Peruvian-born individual, the son of a freed African slave and a Spanish nobleman. Saint Martin’s legacy is one of humility, compassion and unwavering service to the impoverished.
Enriching our mission is the active anti-violence initiative led by the compassionate Dominican Sisters of Peace. Our Dare to Live in Peace programming aims to address the root causes of violence in the local Latinx community. This initiative includes leadership and resiliency training for youth, homework assistance, citizenship classes, legal and mental health support, summer programming and in-school activities through our Rising Youth groups. Collaborating with the Dominican Learning Center, an educational ministry of the congregation, we provide ESL, Spanish GED and Citizenship Test preparation.