Alex

…I want to break
the poverty of
generations!


Meet Alex, a shop owner, husband, and father from Rushere, Uganda. Alex desires to see his community thrive through breaking “the poverty that has followed generations!”  He leads community ministry meetings and coordinates home cell group gatherings throughout the community during the week.  If you were to walk with him through Rushere town, you would see him smile and say, “We have a strong future here in Rushere because we trust in a great God.”

Attack Poverty is committed to breaking the cycle of generational poverty.  In Rushere, we have found that the community is nearly 80% children age birth to 17 years old.  Did you know that children often miss school because of water related diseases, and women and children walk long distances for safe water?  We are partnering with leaders like Alex and Rushere Community Church to ensure that these children are not left behind!

We believe that as we deepen relationships, we will see the entire community have access to safe water, every child be able to go to school, orphans completely cared for, women and men develop skills to support their families, and the church in Rushere continue to be a catalyst for community transformation!

Will you join us in this effort to see a community transformed as we see God break the cycle of generational poverty, and empower individuals in their lives and community? Please consider a monthly gift to Attack Poverty, so that individuals like Alex can continue to dream beyond today, and break the cycle. DONATE NOW!


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Lucinda’s Story

Lucinda

…I am
giving
back!


Meet Lucinda, an incredible woman from North Richmond, TX. We met Lucinda while we were repairing her home a few years ago. Since then, we have developed a relationship with her and her family! Recently she came to us and asked, “What can I do to give back to my neighborhood?” You can imagine how excited we were! Lucida now coordinates our Job Readiness Program. Jobs For Life is a program that equips individuals with support strategies that empower them to be successful at work and life. Lucida is an example to us all! We continue to be encouraged by how she has grown to love her neighborhood and be a part of seeing it transformed!

We are seeing many encouraging stories of empowerment like Lucinda’s through our Adult Continuing Education programs! Attack Poverty is committed to breaking the cycle of generational poverty. In North Richmond alone, we have found that 33% of individuals, 16 yrs and older, are not in the labor force. We believe that programs for adults like GEP Prep, Job For Life, and ESL classes help to shift the thinking from surviving to thriving!

Will you join us in this effort to see a community transformed as we see God break the cycle of generational poverty, and empower individuals in their lives and community? Please consider a monthly gift to Attack Poverty, so that individuals like Lucinda can continue to have a chance to dream beyond today, and break the cycle. DONATE NOW!

You can see the impact of Jobs For Life: HERE


Shante’s Story

…I am breaking
the cycle


Meet Shante, an incredible young lady who entered into the sixth grade this fall. We spent last year with her in our after school program called “You Can Academy”.

You Can Academy is an afterschool program focused on providing homework help, a safe environment for kids to learn and play, a healthy meal (possibly the last meal of the day), and mentoring relationships with caring adults. It was amazing to see Shante grow throughout the school year – her dreams got bigger, her confidence strengthened. Now, she wants to go to college and be a nurse. We are so proud of her!

Shante’s story is great news for us! Every day 7,000 kids will drop out of school in the U.S. In North Richmond alone, we have found that there is a high drop out rate (only 25% have a high school diploma). We are grateful to be a part of kids’ lives like Shante, and offer an after school program that builds character, ignites vision and hope, and reminds kids that they “can”!

We are so grateful to be a part of such transformation in the lives of the people in the communities we serve. Be a part of breaking and DONATE NOW!

You can read Shante’s letter to You Can Academy HERE!


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