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We Provide Pragmatic Skill Building Based on our Values of Peace

Education is mission critical – whether it be for upward economic mobility, equitable social change or basic survival. The Dominican Sisters of Peace remain committed to offering these opportunities to a variety of communities in need. We invite you to learn more about how we help teach, tutor and instruct the families of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

Our Literacy Centers Help Adults Build Valuable Skills & Adapt To The Changing World

Every year, The Dominican Learning Center (DLC), Siena Learning Center and Springs Learning Center serve about150 adult learners seeking to improve reading, pass the GED examinations, prepare for the Citizenship exam, or learn English as a Second Language (ESL).

With dedicated volunteer tutors, our learning centers assist adult learners to master learning skills and increase self-esteem. They provide one-to-one or small group (two to three learners) tutoring to help adults improve their skills in reading, writing, spelling, speaking, listening, mathematics, and basic computer use.

Individual and small-group instruction enables tutors to address individual learning needs. We provide the instruction that builds success.

During the COVID pandemic, the Learning Centers have also acted as clearinghouses for essential social services, connecting learners with food, healthcare, and more.

Population(s) Served

  • Adults
  • Immigrants
  • Economically disadvantaged people

Supported by our Dominican Charism and Academic Excellence

The Dominican Sisters of Peace have founded and serve on the faculty and/or staff and on the board of trustees for the higher education Institutions of Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT, and Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH.


Both Albertus Magnus College and Ohio Dominican University offer special aid and academic programs for veterans, first-generation students, and students from financially challenged families.

Population(s) Served

  • Communities
  • First generation students
  • Veterans
  • Immigrants

Our Education Institutions Help Prepare Children For Adulthood & Feel A Sense of Belonging

In Secondary and Primary Education, the Dominican Sisters of Peace founded and serve on faculty/staff and the Board of Directors at: St. Agnes Academy & St. Dominic School, Memphis, TN; Our Lady of the Elms, Akron, OH; Dominican Academy, New York, NY; and, St. Mary’s Dominican High School, New Orleans, LA.


Girls’ school grads are 6 times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology compared to girls who attend coed schools.  All of our girls’ high schools offer exceptional academic opportunities, and are ranked highly in their respective areas.

Population(s) Served

  • Children
  • Young women
  • Communities