Where We’re Serving This Summer
There are many learning opportunities programmed into a summer with ServeHere but the most important is each student’s handcrafted internship placement with a local non-profit. This is their new classroom. It’s the place where each student is challenged to directly apply what they have learned in their field of study in order to make a profound impact.
This summer, ServeHere internship placements were made in seven different faith-based non-profits around Austin. These organizations each serve populations that struggle with deep poverty. But their clients, and their circumstances, are very different — spanning the homeless, underprivileged youth, refugees, African villagers, young mothers and more.
Our Summer 2014 Non-profit Partners
- The Archibald Project – encouraging orphan care and adoption
- Chicon Pregnancy Resource Center – helping new and expectant mothers in East Austin
- Get Up Project – providing medical and community services for refugees
- Mission Possible – impacting East Austin thru Youth, Street and Outreach ministries
- Mobile Loaves and Fishes – lifting up Austin’s homeless population
- Side-by-Side Kids – equipping inner city children thru afterschool programs
- Water to Thrive – bringing life-giving water wells to Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda
The work our students are doing inside these organizations is incredibly interesting and valuable. They are sharing the love of Christ while delivering new medical programs, educational curriculum, after school programs, fund raising strategies, marketing plans, financial models, operational approaches, mentoring relationships and telling the stories of the organizations and the people they serve.
Having non-profit partners who enthusiastically open their doors and provide such meaningful experiences for our students is an enormous blessing. I know they care deeply about the mission of ServeHere and embrace the opportunity to invest in and develop this new generation of servant leaders. Together, we can make a lasting impact in His name and for His glory!