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Lowell (Fresno), CA

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Our team works in one of the poorest neighborhoods in downtown Fresno. Our leader is leading our team in integrated community transformation to break the systemic and societal influences working against this community from really thriving.
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Food
Freedom
Forgiveness
Children and Family
Food Provision
Advocacy
End Slavery
Children and Family
Education
Infrastructure
Discipleship
Reconciliation

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We work in communities throughout the world. Each community is unique and its resource needs vary. All our teams are committed to transformation. The community highlighted here is poised for growth. They're eager to connect with financial partners, organizational partners, and new strategic personnel. You can play a key role.



Community Overview

The needs of this community are too big for any one person or one group, so bringing people together is an important part of our work in Fresno.

Whether the residents of Fresno have recently moved in from Mexico or have lived there for generations, most people continue to struggle. They may not know the language or the culture. The presence of gangs creates a sense of fear or intimidation.

Our Response

ITeams partners with Bethany Inner City Church and works in the Lowell neighborhood in downtown Fresno. We are a relational ministry that works in a holistic manner to minister to the physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs of individuals and families. We see ourselves as a bridge from the neighborhood to the church and from the church to the neighborhood. We are involved in regular activities for children, teens and adults, such as Bible Studies, Reading Club, Youth Group, Community Organizing, Food Distribution Ministry, Crisis Counseling, Sunday Worship, Prayer Walks and much more.

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OUR APPROACH
INTEGRATED COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION

Enter
Evaluate and Engage
Expand

ENTER

When we enter a community, we seek to relate to and understand the community through the eyes of Jesus. This includes pre-training and ongoing on-field research.

EVALUATE and ENGAGE

We repeat a collaborative cycle that aims to work alongside others in the community to identify and assess both needs and resources. Alongside the community, we encourage initiatives guided by a strategy and help implement them.

EXPAND

As transformation takes hold in a community our role changes. We avoid creating unhealthy dependencies and focus on what Jesus is doing within the community. This typically leads to expansion as transformation impacts surrounding communities.

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