We work on the east side of this diverse city with the immigrant and homeless community. This is a transportation and warehouse district, which brings many immigrants and transients into the area. We are bringing people together to join with the work of Jesus in this community.
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Community Updates

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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

We work in collaboration with many organizations, schools, and churches in the Joliet community. As our team builds relationships within the community, needs continue to be discovered. Some of those needs include: food distribution for the hungry, workplace abuse, the plight of ex-offenders seeking housing and jobs, and homelessness.

 

We are also collaborating with many partners to start a mentoring program for at-risk students. Additionally, we are helping reintegrate students who have expulsion warnings back into healthy relationships.


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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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