Stories of Service: First Day 2017

Last Friday evening, almost a thousand low income and at risk children from schools in the San Juan Unified School District came to New Life Church to celebrate the beginning of a new school year at the 8th annual event called First Day. First Day was started by an organization called AboutKidz and honors and celebrates kids in our […]

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Stories of Service: Love Modesto 2017

On April 8th, over 5,500 people joined together to work on over 110 projects all over the city of Modesto to love the city in practical ways. Service projects included providing encouragement to the elderly and foster parents, manual labor for people and organizations in need, and neighborhood and school beautification projects just to name […]

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Stories of Service: Training Up Conference

On March 18th, many foster and adoptive parents, mentors, caregivers and social workers and social service agencies representatives came together to learn together at Defending the Cause Regional Alliance‘s first Training Up Conference. This conference was designed to teach individuals and families involved with caring for kids from hard places on topics such as attachments, […]

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Stories of Service: Carmichael HART

How can leaders address the issue of homelessness in suburbs and communities that are located away from the city core where most homeless funding and resources are distributed? Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, and Carmichael are finding solutions to this issue by forming HART groups. HART (Homeless Assistance Resource Teams) are community focused groups […]

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Stories of Service: Break Free Run 2016

Just last Saturday, about 2,500 people gathered at Lakeside Church in Folsom, CA to race against human trafficking in the annual Break Free Run. Break Free Run is an event of 3 Strands Global and it’s mission is to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking and to raise funds to fuel the efforts […]

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Your School, Your Opportunity

“In Sacramento we have something special. We have so many people who have a genuine heart, a genuine concern, a genuine love for their city. They have a worldview that says that God cares about people and he cares about cities and we have an impatience, or an intolerance even, for doing it independently.” -Jeff […]

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Stories of Service: 2016 Back to School Celebration for Refugees

On August 13th, the Arab American Learning Center hosted a back to school celebration for refugee students and their families. This event was made possible by 10 different churches who partnered with the Arab American Learning Center to provide backpacks and school supplies for 425 refugee students. For many of these students, it is their […]

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