LIVING IN COMMUNITY
WITH AT A GLANCE
At With, we cultivate a way of living of reciprocity and mutuality characterized by generosity and kindness with an objective to address local and global humanitarian issues that deny quality of life. We take any opportunity to live this out looking into the good we already have, we already do and we already make. We engage already existing institutions, infrastructure and even lifestyles--then with intentional steps, incorporate these values to make it experiential, concrete and felt by those who participate and others directly/indirectly affected.
Making A Difference
Community Mobilization started in 2008 during a recession when many lost jobs. The initiative is to invite all sectors to participate in the effort to bring immediate need to the families. Various groceries provide the bags, schools provide supplies, students bring this into the neighborhood, families provide the food, churches rally their members, organizations gather donations, food banks distributes the food, etc. The effort has extended into the cities of Kent, Federal Way, Auburn, Tacoma, Fife, Snoqualmie and Renton.
FRIENDS AND FAMILIES
Immigration is about family. When one member of a family is detained--a mother or a father, the whole family suffers. Income stops but bills continue. Children are immediately orphaned indefinitely and sometimes permanently. Resources are thinned and uncertainty overwhelms. Friends and families of the detained are much in need of support. They need people who can pray with them, whom they can trust for guidance and will point them to legitimate resources.
GIRLS FOR COLLEGE
Girls for College aims to see girls have broadened opportunity for higher paying jobs through college education and be removed from the systemic cycle of poverty for the generations onward. Girls for College is a scholarship program intended for both male and female leaders who will promote an environment where women are given equal opportunity succeed and to take on leadership roles. Scholars are encouraged to be leaders now (not later) even while they are studying. They actively play an active part and take on leadership roles in the places where they live, serve and study.