OUR COMMUNITY CENTERS

Lasting change across all the forms of poverty in a community doesn’t happen overnight. Nor does it happen by people coming in and building infrastructure. Lasting change comes when the community itself is empowered to make changes for their own growth. Built in partnership with community, our centers are safe havens where children, individuals, and families are developed through five holistic programs that facilitate their spiritual, mental and physical growth. Today, 70% of our community center staff are former beneficiaries who grew up in the trash dump and we are on track to increase that number.

PROCESS OF TRANSFORMATION

Based on our experiences, we have designed a work model that seeks to avoid dependency and fosters sustainability. The process is divided into three stages.

First, we partner with local leaders to develop a community center work plan that addresses the most powerful forms of poverty in their community.

With continued coaching and delegation, we then empower center members to take ownership of their community’s growth and development.

To multiple the growth, we challenge people to go outside their now thriving communities to share what they have learned.

WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED

WE EQUIP COMMUNITY CENTERS WITH FIVE PROGRAMS