Before entering a new community, we conduct an assessment of community needs, assets, cultural context and risks. Over a one year period, we have conversations with hundreds of residents to determine whether there is sufficient local desire to see change.
BUILD AND STRENGTHEN LOCAL PEOPLE AND STRUCTURES
After a community has been selected, we begin our foundational work of identifying and equipping local leaders by building civil structures to lead community change. We look to develop leaders with spiritual vision, community-wide commitment and creative problem-solving skills.
CO-CREATE SOLUTIONS ADDRESSING HOLISTIC AREAS OF NEED
In partnership with local leaders, we establish citizen committees to identify community needs and co-create holistic solutions. These committees build social cohesion and allow for the creation and strengthening of local faith communities.
DEEPEN CHANGE THROUGH BROAD-BASED ORGANIZING
As local committees build trust and momentum with short term projects, we unite community-minded leaders into action-oriented coalitions that can envision and carry out long-range, community-wide solutions.
CREATE SUSTAINABLE, LASTING CHANGE THROUGH REPRODUCTION & MULTIPLICATION
In the final phase, the local leaders developed in phases 1-4 will train others and replicate this model in new communities.