The National Church Adopt-A-School Inititiave. Churches adopting a school speaks for itself. I could write more, but I would probably mess up what the organization is all about. Read below this excerpt from their website.
It is our conviction that the church, not the government, is the best social delivery system since it is closer to the needs of people, offers the largest potential volunteer force, has facilities for impact pro¬grams, and offers a moral and spiritual frame of reference for making right choices.
When churches develop a Kingdom perspective, they cease being ingrown and then are free to mobilize volunteers to meet the crying needs of urban young people while strengthening the family structure in a context of compassion, moral training and spiritual accountability.

The concept of NCAASI is comprehensive…to implement a national faith-based strategy to address the spiritual and social needs of urban youth and families through a church and public school partnership based on the Dallas, Texas Project Turn•Around program.

Using the Project Turn•Around model, the NCAASI builds the capacity of churches and faith-based organizations to provide “a hand-up, not a hand-out” by seeking holistic, long-term solutions of meeting needs in a way that changes how people think, which ultimately determines how they live.

NCASSI site can be found at: www.ncaasi.org

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Just in case you’re wondering why I’m highlighting organizations that provide a service to people it’s for several reasons. I’m not going to list them all, but it’s definitely not because I have nothing better to do at 2 AM. As a church planter I have to work when I can, and right now is very quiet on the homefront.
Ok- to get back to why I’m doing this. In just over two months my wife and I are launching a church here in the city. One of the things that I keep finding is that yes while people need to hear (and should) the gospel message, they also may need to make connections with resources available in the community. This is my way of founding out what’s available and sharing it with you .
So if you know of a great resource in Jacksonville or elsewhere- from apples to zebras, just let me know by leaving a comment.
Peace

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The IM Sulzbacher Center is another great organization making a huge difference in the lives of people here in Jacksonville. Several months ago when I was doing a 48 hour homeless experience, I had the opportunity to visit the center. It was very eye-opening to say the least.
Check out the clip below. Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment.

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#6 Clara White Mission
The Clara White Mission is a local organization in Jacksonville providing tremendous assistance to our homeless and underprivileged residents. I couldn’t find a more recent video, but this APA clip does a good job highlighting CWM.
Also, if you’re looking for a great place to eat. Check out Clara’s at the Cathedral on Friday’s! Great food at a great price! The setup and food is all done by students of CWM. The site is: www.clarawhitemission.org
Check out the Youtube video! Leave me a comment.

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#5 NY Red Cross
I came across this Youtube video with very helpful preparedness information. I see how this “heads up” clip is of great value to Floridians especially during huricane Season.
Watch and be prepared!

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