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Higher Ground Youth & Family Services

Higher Ground is a mentoring program for youth and families living in at risk communities. Our youth are dealing with all the crimes of poverty including gangs, drugs and human trafficking. Living in disadvantaged communities limits choices so the goal of HG is to level the playing field for these youth and their future. Our mission is to facilitate exploration and discovery of life's possibilities through mentorship, as we expand purpose and possibilities for youth and their families.

Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Breakthrough demonstrates the compassion of Christ by partnering with those affected by poverty to build skills, grow relationships and open doors of opportunity. The organization has a "hyper-local" approach where we build deep authentic relationships in a small geographic target area of Chicago's Garfield Park community. While the organization operates programs for job training, food pantry, mental health, overnight shelters, and violence prevention, this internship would focus within the youth/children's programs primarily.

Annunciation Catholic School

Annunciation Catholic School was founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1890 with the commitment of serving the poor and immigrants living in the surrounding Cole and Five Points Neighborhood. As the neighborhood began to change, Annunciation saw the demographics of the surrounding neighborhood change along with it. Latino and Sudanese families started replacing the Irish and German families. They soon made up the majority population of the students enrolled at Annunciation Catholic School.

Wellspring Catholic Academy of St. Bernadette

Formerly St. Bernadette Catholic School, the freshly reopened and reimagined Wellspring Catholic Academy of St. Bernadette is Colorado's newest Catholic EL (Expeditionary Learning) school. Because we are an intentionally small, diverse school, we are able to safely offer in-person learning despite the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We currently serve over 50 students in Preschools' 5th grades, and over the coming 3 years, we will expand to offer middle school as well.

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church & School

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church is a dynamic Catholic parish that welcomes all people to worship God in the genius of African-American Catholic Spirituality. Located in beautiful downtown Greenville, South Carolina, St Anthony's is a warm and welcoming place guided by Christ’s words, “Love one another, as I have loved you.” Diverse and united as one through our celebration of the Eucharist, we are a community that offers prayerful worship and loving service to those in need. St. Anthony of Padua is both a Franciscan Parish and an Elementary School (K3-6).

De La Salle Blackfeet School

De La Salle Blackfeet School is a San Miguel School operated by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, for 4th -8th grade boys and girls who live on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Montana. The school is open to all faiths and cultures, is not tuition driven, and serves a predominately at-risk population. It is committed to providing a quality, innovative, and faith based education to empower its students to become successful learners and participants in the shaping of their community.

Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. Each year over 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles come through Homeboy Industries' doors in an effort to make a positive change. They are welcomed into a community of mutual kinship, love, and a wide variety of services ranging from tattoo removal to anger management and parenting classes.

Carpinteria Children's Project

The Carpinteria Children’s Project envisions a community where children and families are engaged, equipped, and empowered in positively shaping the future. Our mission is to build a culture of success, through community partnerships, where all children are successful cradle to career.

Eco-Justice Center

Our center continues to evolve in living our mission: Through leadership and education, we work for justice, healing, and right relationships among all Creation. Our values are community, justice, reverence, and sense of place.

Children's Home Society - The Faine House

Children's Home Society is one of the oldest non-profit agencies in Florida that provides a myriad of social services throughout the state. Emphasis is placed on preventative programs and helping those involved in the state's child welfare system. The Faine House is a 10 bed transitional living program that helps young adults that have exited foster homes/group care homes transition towards independence. Services offered: help continuing education, transportation, life skill instructions, financial literacy, Mental health services in a safe therapeutic living situation.

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