1. Relationships Change Lives
"No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship." - Dr. James Comer,
Yale University, Child Study Center
The end goal of all of our programs is to develop long-term, life changing relationships between healthy, adult role-models and at-risk youth & families.
2. Asset-Based Community Development
Within our church & business communities and neighborhoods (including low-income areas), there exist within each person and entity the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to bring transformation to the lives of others. Our goal, regardless of external funding, is to help bridge these resources and assets together to develop healthy communities.
3. Indigenous Leadership
"The people with the problem usually have the solution." - Dr. Wayne Gordon,
Christian Community Development Association
The development of leaders from within a community is paramount for community change. Whether students or adults, developing indigenous leaders is of utmost importance.
In addition to indigenous leaders, we believe in mobilizing external leaders to move into urban neighborhoods, creating solidarity with the poor and ministering wholistically to their neighbors.