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UNITE FOR CHANGE :: TENT CAMPAIGN 2017
Pastor John Girton, Jr. (aka Pastor G) and his wife left the Circle City of Indianapolis nearly 20 years ago, living in various cities. He said when he’d read news reports about his hometown, stories reflected growth, economic development and prosperity. Seven years ago, he moved his family back to Indianapolis and discovered what he read wasn’t entirely true.
“I noticed Indy was two cities. It was the one I saw on television and the other I saw when I went to church,” he said.
He realized the “other side” was crumbling streets, countless vacant homes, high homicide rates and escalating unemployment, among other ills. Most importantly, he saw a community that was invisible.
Pastor G felt compelled to help his community and thought of a simple way to begin change — camp out on 30th and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. streets.
He, along with members of the church and volunteers spent 30 days simply listening to people from the community. What they heard led to the Unite For Change initiative to equip emerging leaders from under-resourced urban communities with the platform, information and resources to turn their neighborhoods around.
PAST TENT EVENTS
Unite For Change works to provide opportunities for everyday citizens to gain knowledge, support, and opportunities to serve our communities. We offer free and discounted training to equip those who wish to become agents of community change.
The U.F.C. Mission: To assess needs and gaps, provide education and skill enhancement opportunities, build servant leaders, and evaluate solutions for community resiliency and sustainability.