PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA
Philadelphia, the birthplace of American democracy, is now the poorest large city in the US. Servant Partners staff live and work in North Philly, where a vibrant manufacturing system once supported working class neighborhoods where someone could leave their job and walk down the street to get a new one the very same day. Forty years of disinvestment in businesses, housing, and even churches and schools, have left many families losing hope and dependent on the government for support.
Our Servant Partners team in Philadelphia is working together with their neighbors to address these issues through local leadership development and a community organizing effort to build positive community relationships and make the neighborhood safer and cleaner. The team also runs a welding job training program, ReIGNITE Philly, where they train at-risk and formerly incarcerated men and women in one of the few in-demand and growing manufacturing jobs in the region. Ultimately, personal and community transformation happen through a relationship with Jesus, so growing a community of Jesus-followers in the neighborhood is the most important part of their work.
Our Philadelphia team is looking to expand, specifically with a diverse staff and intern team comprised of people who are interested in community organizing, walking alongside their neighbors, evangelism, discipling new believers, and/or working in economic development. To join us or learn more about our ministry, contact email@example.com.
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