Cleveland is a resilient city filled with good people who have suffered from abuse, addiction, broken homes, and crime. Many of our children grow up trapped in cycles of poverty which then follows them into adulthood, leaving them hopeless and desperate. We believe the people of Cleveland deserve a chance at a redeeming HOPE.
Do you want to be a part of something big and bold? Do you believe what we believe? Do you desire to be a part of something great in the beautiful city of Cleveland?
Ten years after Cleveland made national headlines as the poorest big city in America; not much has changed. While some parts of Cleveland are thriving, like the booming restaurant industry and the growing entrepreneur base, many families in Cleveland still live in poverty. According to a recent study, 54.4 percent of families live in poverty – poverty defined as an income of $18,759 for a family of three – in the Greater Cleveland area. Many of these men, women, and children don’t know where their next meal will come from, how they will provide clothing or supplies for school, or how their basic needs will be met. They’re in need of hope.
We believe in hope. We believe in change. We’re passionate about doing for others what has been done for us. We believe the greatest vehicle of change for this world is through charity/outreach and the local church. It’s why we believe in planting churches and in organizations like the Cleveland Hope Center.
The Cleveland Hope Center will also go beyond providing basic necessities. At the Cleveland Hope Center, we hope to provide counseling for families, job training/life skills for individuals, and tools to help people break the cycle of poverty.
To get more involved with the Cleveland Hope Center, please click here.
In September 2016, our climbers will travel to Africa to take on a challenge that is unequalled: climbing the highest freestanding mountain in the world at more than 19,341 feet. You might think that standing on the summit of Kilimanjaro will be the highlight of the trip—but it will easily match the joy the climbers experience when they realize that this is more than just a climb; this climb has purpose; this climb is changing lives; this climb is revolutionary!
This is no ordinary trip — it’s far more than a 7-day trek up one of the most iconic mountains in the world! As amazing as Kilimanjaro will be, it pales in comparison to the lives that will be changed because we believe that ONE BOLD MOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING. The adventure will continue in the lives of those impacted over the years to come. The summit of Kilimanjaro is just the beginning!