AFSC is a Quaker organization founded in 1917 that includes people of various faiths who are committed to peace and justice. The Greensboro, North Carolina office of AFSC focuses on immigrant rights, peace & economic justice, and youth empowerment. AFSC’s work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth and dignity of every people, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. The organization’s mission and achievements won worldwide recognition in 1947 when it accepted
Americans Helping Americans Summer Camp provides a healthy outlet for children living in the the impoverished regions of Beattyville, Kentucky. Many of these kids are children in low-income families, many times being raised by grandparents on fixed income, living in homes and trailers 20 years past their life expectancy. The Americans Helping Americans summer camp aids children in escaping their world of poverty by giving them positive and constructive camp opportunities of arts and crafts, swimming, working with others, and camp
Anna’s Place NOLA (the newly combined missions of Anna’s Arts for Kids and St. Anna’s Medical Mission) is a place of peace where children realize their potential, and where families and the community are nurtured so that poverty and violence no longer make their home among us. Located at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans’ Treme neighborhood, we promote healing and wholeness of body, mind and spirit. Our year-round program for students ages 5-14 offers academic support, private music
“Helping people reclaim lives lost; we restore hope and dignity by offering opportunities for health and self-sufficiency.” BRC is one of New York City’s largest, most experienced and most successful providers of housing and services for homeless adults. BRC today is a $68 million organization with 27 programs throughout the greater metropolitan area.
Elementary & Middle Summer Institute All Bridges students from the summer after third grade until the summer before ninth grade participate in the five-week Elementary and Middle Grades Summer Institute held on the campus of St. Paul’s School. Over six summers in the program, students build strong peer and adult relationships, gain academic enrichment, and receive valuable exposure to the arts, sports, outdoors, college, careers, and community service. Weekend Mentoring The Bridges Weekend Mentoring Program was started in 2009. The goal of the
Foundation Communities is a nonprofit organization that creates affordable housing where families succeed and provides tools that empower people to increase their educational and financial standing. The Service Learning Coordinator will work within an established summer program for youth at an affordable housing community in south Austin. Most activities will take place on-site at the affordable housing community or nearby in the surrounding neighborhood. The Coordinator will be primarily responsible for developing service learning opportunities for youth but will have
The Harlem Children’s Zone is a community-based organization dedicated to reducing the problems of truancy, violence, foster care, pregnancy, poor school performance, and lack of self-esteem among high-risk New York City youth. The Harlem Children’s Zone has worked successfully in truancy reduction and pregnancy prevention. It is also the home of The Renaissance University for Community Education (TRUCE), an award-winning media literacy and arts education program for adolescents. TRUCE, a comprehensive youth development program for 150 adolescents between the ages
Life Pieces To Masterpieces uses artistic expression to develop character, unlock potential, and prepare African American boys and young men to transform their lives and community. Founded in 1996, Life Pieces To Masterpieces is a 501(c)3 arts-based, year round, comprehensive youth development and education organization that provides opportunities for African American males in greater Washington, DC. Serving more than 150 boys and young men annually in under-served communities, our continuing goal is to nurture, embrace, encourage, and elevate African American
The Peter Paul Development Center is an outreach and community service agency serving children and senior citizens in Richmond’s Church Hill. A few of the programs Peter Paul offers to the community it serves include: The After School Program for children 8 to 17 years of age seeks to provide a safe place for children to be after school. The Summer Enrichment Program is a 8-week summer continuation of the school year program. In addition to field trips to museums, historical sites,
The Rockbridge Area YMCA’s mission is to strengthen the foundation of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. A summer camp is offered to community member children ages 5-12.