Communities of Transformation (COT) is an innovative initiative that partners low-income families with community volunteers. Through COT, intentional and often unlikely friendships are developed, bridging the socioeconomic, cultural, and racial gaps that might often divide us. Participants enter a safe and nurturing atmosphere filled with hope. There they can dream about a more stable future for themselves, developing clear goals and a pathway to a better place. The participants are not the only ones experiencing transformation. COT volunteers also report dramatic change, growing out of the new friendships that have been formed.
However, transformation does not stop there. Each of our individual Communities identifies systemic issues that are holding their families back. The participants and volunteers tackle these issues together, strengthening their communities.
To learn more about Communities of Transformation, please go to the “About” page or browse through our “Communities” pages to learn more about the locations we are already serving.
We pray that as you read, your heart will be strangely warmed!
Fred and Laurel Blackwell