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Care Fresno's goal is to address crime and poverty at its root in Fresno's most concentrated areas of poverty. Its mission is to train people and churches to address poverty by investing in under-resourced communities and mentoring at-risk youth and families. The Care Fresno process involves 1) meeting families and at-risk youth through neighborhood programs, 2) connecting youth to mentors through the Leader to Leader mentor program, and 3) striving to help youth establish a lifestyle of serving and leading their communities and beyond. Care Fresno does this by having churches adopt a neighborhood and by moving Christian leaders into these neighborhoods to train them to serve the community with their whole lives.
Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF)
Child Evangelism Fellowship serves Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Inyo and Mono Counties. CEF's goal is to reach every child, in every neighborhood throughout the six counties. It has active ministry in over 90 schools and reached over 7,100 children with the Gospel in the current year. CEF would love for you to partner with them to help reach even more children this year with the Good News!
ESA seeks to be an agent for transformation of both the church and the community. ESA cooperates with and connects local churches and groups empowering them to meet community needs. It builds relationships throughout the community with churches, community groups, government agencies, and individuals. ESA strives to be flexible and responsive to the community as it facilitates ministry and Christian values and ESA recognizes and affirms cultural diversity in both the community and the Kingdom of God.
MadeForThem™ is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to combating human trafficking and human rights issues dealing with abuse, neglect, and exploitation of men, women, and children through the vehicle of fashion. It does this through fashion, advocacy, community, education and prevention, and survivor services.
Valley Teen Ranch (VTR)
VTR exists “To assist vulnerable young people and their families in rebuilding their lives through caring relationships and opportunities to grow mentally, physically, socially and spiritually by living in a safe and healthy home.” VTR is licensed by the California Department of Social Services as a Residential Treatment Group Home, Therapeutic Fostor Family Agency and Adoption Agency. Is also operates a Transitional Living Home. VTR cares for and provides therapeutic residential services for vulnerable children and youth from infant to 18 years of age.
World Impact established a presence in Fresno in the 1980s in response to the invitation of a group of local churches with a shared vision to reach the poor in the city. Initially, World Impact's efforts focused on after-school Bible clubs for neighborhood children, sports options for teens, and summer camp. As its missionaries continued to meet needs and build relationships with local families, adults responded to invitations to join Bible studies. The long-term commitment of World Impact's missionaries has resulted in a variety of opportunities to connect with their neighbors and to celebrate as God transforms our city.
Youth for Christ (YFC)
YFC is a non-profit organization that works within the community to bring young people closer to God and closer to each other. It does this through six different divisions, each focusing on a different aspect of the lives of today's youth. While every program or division is different, they all are rooted in our Savior Jesus Christ. YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the Word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement. Every day in Fresno and Madera counties, at community centers, high schools, middle schools, juvenile institutions, coffee shops, and local hangouts, YFC staff and volunteers meet with young people who need Jesus. YFC is rural, suburban, and urban and always about the message of Jesus.
Chances For Children (C4C)
Due to Haiti’s extreme poverty (poorest country in western hemisphere), economic turmoil, and devastating natural disasters, over 400,000 children are living without parents. C4C seeks to help solve this problem one child, one family, one community at a time. C4C works through the local church to uplift the children of Haiti with a variety of programs that provide food security, medical care, education, orphan care, job creation, and faith-based leadership development.
Seminary Theological Kalimantan (STK)
STK's main campus in Kalimantan, Indonesia, equips national Indonesian leadership in evangelism, church planting, Christian education, and Christian community development so that these leaders can bring spiritual transformation to Indonesia. The seminary offers a variety of Masters degrees, Sarjanas (BA degrees), and Certificates and is accredited by the Indonesian government's Department of Education. Connected with the seminary are several Satellite Training Centers, a junior and senior high school, and a disaster relief organization, all focused on reaching Indonesia for Christ.