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National service partners

National Service Partners

Each Fall, J-Term and Spring Break, the Agapé Center Service Trips team provides students with opportunities to engage with diverse communities through acts of service and fellowship.  To learn more about organizations we partner with nationwide, please read below.

ASP is a nonprofit home repair ministry that works all throughout Central Appalachia offering free emergency home repair to families in need.  During past trips, volunteers helped to lay shingles, replace linoleum, build handicapped ramps and also had the opportunity to bond with the families they served.

Students will have the opportunity to assist with the meal program, after school tutoring program, and immigration assistance programs. This trip offers students the chance to serve people of a variety of age groups, from early childhood to the elderly, as well as a variety of places and cultural identities.

For nearly 75 years, CBFNY has worked with inner city, at risk, and disabled youth through summer camp programs consisting of a variety of activities. Volunteers participate in outreach and discipleship ministries and engage in teambuilding, evangelism, and conflict resolution skills through an in-depth orientation that introduces participants to the realities of urban life.

Fellowship House is an urban youth ministry which began in 1965. Weekday Bible clubs, recreation programs, Sunday chapel, tutoring, Family Bond, Imprint ministry, crisis intervention, summer camp programs, and personal counseling are the primary programs through which they meet the goal of presenting the love of Jesus Christ to their students.

Praying Pelican is a Christ-based, short-term international missions organization that desires to work alongside churches and nonprofits who are serving the community. Due to recent hurricanes and tropical storms in the Carolinas, Praying Pelican is partnering with local churches to provide ongoing recovery support for communities. Volunteers will assist in home repairs and will support outreach initiatives. 

Priority 1 partners with many inner-city organizations, churches, and ministries who serve the disadvantaged of NYC. Volunteers connected with several of these organizations to directly impact and serve people, such as: a Breakfast Ministry to homeless; a lunch program for homeless; an after-school program for tutoring inner-city children; the World Vision Storehouse, that serves all of the Bronx, and more! 

Rolling Ridge is a longtime partner of the Agapé Center.  The center is in rural West Virginia and aspires to maintain green space where people in the MD-DC-VA area can come and be enveloped by God’s natural creation.  Students usually partake in garden upkeep and minor building projects.

The Steinbruck Center provides transformative education, service-learning, research and training opportunities for youth, students, and adults to address root causes of homelessness and urban poverty. The Steinbruck Center collaborates with people who are homeless, the interfaith community, policy makers, advocates, social services practitioners and providers.

The mission of Urban Promise is to equip Camden's children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership.  Work Groups will spend about half of their time working with children in an after-school program (i.e., homework assistance, spiritual development, arts & crafts, sports, etc.) and the remaining half assisting with facility upkeep and small construction projects (i.e., light building repair, painting, cleaning and grounds upkeep).

World Impact is a Christian mission organization dedicated to ministering God's love in the inner cities of America. Its purpose is to honor and glorify God and delight in Him in the inner cities by knowing God and making Him known through evangelism, follow-up, discipleship, and planting culturally conductive churches.

 

 

Spring Break 2020

Spring Break Trips will take place March 14-22, 2020.  Our partners include Praying Pelican, Priority One, Vigilant Hope, and WorkFest. 

Praying Pelican

Wilmington, NC

Praying Pelican is a Christ-based, short-term international missions organization that desires to work alongside churches and nonprofits who are serving the community.  Due to recent hurrianes and tropical storms in the Carolinas, Praying Pelican is partnering with local churches to provide ongoing recovery support for communities.  Volunteers will assist in home repairs and will support outreach initiatives. 

Priority One Ministries

Bronx, NY

This service trip offers numerous ways to serve. Some students may be serving in a storehouse organizing food and other materials for distribution while others might be directly interacting with homeless communities. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work with children in an after school tutoring program.

Vigilant Hope

Wilmington, NC

Vigilant Hope is an urban mission experience at the heart of Wilmington, NC designed to love and serve the poor and to challenge you to do the same.  In this week long experience, volunteers feed the hungry, serve the homeless and restore dignity to the urban community through home repair and beautification projects. 

WorkFest

Mt. Vernon, KY

WorkFest, also known as Christian Appalachian Project, is a Christian-based organiation which provides home repair and reconstruction services to participants, providing safe, warm and dry housing for families and individuals who otherwise could not afford adequate living conditions.