About Us

What do we do? Who are we? Why us?

Sponsored by GRACE exists to empower local children to rise up out of poverty to become leaders through the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

We are a non-profit organization based in Jacksonville, FL, that identifies children living in low income/poverty/high crime areas in our city that we as an organization can come alongside of parents to offer love, encouragement, hope and most importantly a friendship through a local sponsorship of $56 a month.

We believe that the next generation matters! God has placed this journey of faith in front of us and now we have been directed to walk in obedience.

Our Vision

Invest. Grow. Empower.

Invest

We are willing to go and cry out in prayer for God to “send us”. Community transformation begins with the neighbors, not the programs.

Grow 

Real improvement takes more than service. It requires a growth mindset and yearning for a brighter future. We encourage leadership and envision local youth leading the revival.

Empower

In order to see real transformation in these children’s community, we must reweave the very fabric of the community.

Where We Serve

32209 is our first identified home. Sponsored by GRACE is honored to call 322209 HOME. We see economic development as true mission work. Showing love and compassion by building relationships in overlooked areas of our own city is what we have been called to do.

  • §6,604 of these children in 32209 are being raised in a ”single mother” homes with an estimated income of $13,074 a year!

  • 73.9% of children in 32209 are living in households that receive public assistance.

  • Due to the environmental pressures at home, 68.7% of children are receiving written discipline referrals in school.

  • The violent crime rate in 32209 is hovering over 85%. The US average is 31.1 %.

Sponsored by GRACE is not looking to fix anything. We truly want to see communities transformed, but in order for this to occur our entire way of thinking and serving must change. The foundation of building relationships in the community is not an overnight event. It takes time, sacrifice and commitment. We don’t see this as a short term mission trip, but a generational impact for the Kingdom of God.

How can you partner with us?

“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”

— Romans‬ ‭10:14-15‬ ‭

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