"Working primarily on the South Side of Peoria, COMMON PLACE
encourages individuals and families to value education and offers educational opportunities;
promotes training and the development of job skills needed for employment that enables individuals and families to be financially self-sufficient;
promotes neighborhood leadership and redevelopment, including a safe environment and increased home ownership;
provides awareness of the needs of others and opportunities for churches, individuals, organizations, and corporations to channel their love and concern through sharing of resources;
encourages human understanding and inclusiveness of race, culture, age, gender, and economic situations;
recognizes the needs of others and advocates for those in need.
Excerpted from the preschool's website