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Puerto Rico - Calle Abajo

Calle Abajo is one of the many communities of Puerto Rico that was hit hard by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico was struggling on an economic level long before this storm hit, and since this disaster, the situation is even worse. ITeams is excited to join with others in short-term efforts to help this community respond to devastation, and more importantly, in long-term service to the community long after aid organizations have left.

Overview

A key foundation of our strategy is leadership and coordination. We are looking for passionate Jesus followers who want to engage in community transformation, identify needs in every aspect of life, and bring people together to see those needs met. We call these leaders Community Transformation Directors and if you feel you have the qualities described above and are interested in this role, we would love to hear from you.
 
We have good local contacts on the ground but at this time, there is a clear need to bring in our own staff who will spearhead efforts in this community, and also raise awareness and resources from the US.  Puerto Rico was hit hard in many areas, but at ITeams, we want to go deep into this smaller geographic area of Calle Abajo. We want to enable community members to join forces and see their community restored and transformed.
 
If you are interested in joining this movement, or you would like to invest resources to see this community transformed,  please use the links below.

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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.