Community

The Mission Behind It All

Community

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

- Martin Luther King, JR

Melissa and I focus our community engagement in three primary areas:

1.
Faith formation
2.
Education & Scholarships
3.
Leadership Development

“The most dangerous place for a child to grow up in America is at the intersection of race and poverty.”

– CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND, 2007
Community Partners

Below is a list of the organizations who we partner with to advance the cause of justice in Chicago. We have learned so much from each and every one of them, and have the privilege of calling them our friends:

Books That Shaped Me

“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read”

– Charlie "Tremendous" Jones

Here are four books that have shaped my worldview and influenced the ways in which I engage in our community. I encourage you to give them a read (or a listen!)