> Phoenix , Arizona

This multi-faceted urban ministry works primarily with low-income Hispanic and Native American families and children. Established over twenty years ago, the ministry currently offers youth programming engaging nearly 1,000 kids per week. Additional programs serve teen moms, parents of involved kids, teens at risk for dropping out of school, juveniles in prison, and others.

CFIC Director Amy Sherman has written an in-depth case study examining Neighborhood Ministries’ “I Can Do It” initiative. Through this program, teens at risk for dropping out of school are matched with mentor-tutors who serve as advocates for them in the school system. As enrolled students perform well academically and faithfully attend classes, they earn special field trips and other rewards.

Read the case study on NM’s “I Can Do It” ministry.

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