Our vision is to empower people to attack poverty in their life and community by strengthening under-resourced communities through spiritual growth, education, revitalization, and basic needs.
We are a global organization that serves locally, adopting pockets of poverty and launching what we call ‘Friends Communities’. These are long-term commitments that require mutual relationships and collaborative efforts with local organizations, churches, residents, and stakeholders committed to community transformation. Our community programs include: in-school student support, after school programs, literacy, Adult GED completion, English as a Second Language classes, job readiness training and home repair.
FOUNDATIONAL BELIEFS THAT DRIVE US
There are two types of poverty: Situational and Generational. We focus on breaking the cycle of generational poverty. Generational poverty cannot be changed with small, soft-hearted plans. It must be directly addressed with great intention through mutual relationships. Generational poverty is a complicated spiritual, relational, mental-attitude, educational and financial issue.