Community of Saint Peter 2019 Social Justice Grants
The Community of St. Peter Social Justice Committee is pleased to report that we have awarded three $3000 grants to non-profit organizations whose work compliments the mission and values of our Community.
The Grant Recipients were selected based on their commitment to needs of vulnerable people, the demonstrated overall impact and effectiveness of their work, the clarity and justification of the request for support and a clear description of how they will evaluate the outcomes of their grant.
The Social Justice Committee would like to thank all Community members who nominated programs for whom they are passionate about the mission and vision of the organization. Our limited resources did not permit us to fund all the requests we received from those doing God’s work in our communities. We do plan to share a list of all nominated non-profit organizations in the hope that our community may be inspired to support their programs
The 2019 Grant recipients are:
- La Posada Providencia, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, is a ministry for people in crisis from around the world who are seeking legal refuge in this country. The 24/7 homeless shelter staff provide a safe and welcoming home; mentors to promote self-sufficiency and cultural integration; and imparts values that witness God’s Providence in our world. Our grant will assist with the Site Coordinator Compensation.
- The Thea Bowman Center is a multiservice organization serving adults, children, youth and seniors with incomes below the federal poverty level. Believing in the strength of the people of Mt Pleasant, their mission is to affirm and sustain in a trusting environment that promotes health and well-being through education and resources. Our grant will help to provide basic and advanced digital/computer literacy training for a targeted group of students by request or demand.
- The Garfield School Community Garden provides land, resources and relationships to help the community grow through healthy food and strong communication. The project our grant will fund is the “Community Building across Cultural Lines.” A steering committee of Nepalese and English speaking communities will be formed, all gardeners will be engaged in at least three events supported by translation, and a book will be self-published to tell the stories of the members the Garfield School Community Garden.