Community Development & Outreach

From within the neighborhood, we have been able to observe that two of the key steps to ending the poverty cycle are providing nourishment now and inspiration for the future, such that families and individuals can invest their time and energy in developing the skills they need to succeed. Through our Emergency Food Pantry, GROW Teaching Garden, Tipton Community Garden and our Community Development and Outreach efforts we provide the security, education, and inspiration that helps Kendall Whittier residents build better quality lives.

Community Development and Outreach

Through our Community Development and Outreach program efforts we are able to help provide a week-long summer camp experience to dozens of neighborhood children. The financial generosity of the Bob Coleman Family and Dwight Mission Camp and the dedication of the True Blue Neighbors Youth Mentoring Program staff make this incredible experience possible. We also provide volunteer and financial support for the annual Kendall Whittier neighborhood Lights On! holiday celebration and the Fourth of July Parade. These are large well-attended annual events that always attract many children and families.

Our Partners in Education efforts at Kendall-Whittier Elementary School include participating in Back-to-School night events and volunteer and financial support of the annual holiday gift sack preparation. We have also partnered with True Blue Neighbors and their Cox Connects Grant to assist YMP students in receiving internet connected Chrome Books to take home and use with their families. Through our Emergency Food Pantry we provide food items for hundreds of holiday gift sacks for school children to take home over the winter break.