About Us

Christ in the Community is a Non-Profit Community Interest Company dedicated to serving and enhancing the well-being of our community. Our mission is to work in partnership with churches to address the needs of community members experiencing indigence. Through our pilot project, we aim to provide nutritious breakfast and lunch meals at schools in Jamaica with a significant number of students living in extreme poverty. This initiative will enable children to attend school every day and stay alert during the school day.

We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to get an education, regardless of their socio-economic background. Your donation will help us transform young lives in Jamaica by providing them with the tools they need to succeed. With your support, we can make a profound impact on the young lives in Jamaica, offering them an equal opportunity for primary education, irrespective of their socio-economic background. Together, let us empower these children and transform their futures.

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Since 2020 CITC has been working in partnership with churches to give children, families, and individuals a chance of escaping the extremity of the poverty and depravity they face.

 

MISSION:

To empower individuals and communities to overcome poverty, isolation, loneliness and mental difficulty through education, self-development, and wellness.

VISION:

We Envision a future where every person possesses the tools and resilience to overcome obstacles, discover their full potential, forging pathways to brighter horizons and build stronger families and communities.

Our Passion

Our passion is serving others and spreading the love of God, BY GIVING OF OURSELVES TO OTHERS. Championing those who cannot do it for themselves.

(Hebrews 13:16).

Our organization is founded on three core beliefs, and these underpin the work we do:

♥ Our purpose on this earth is to help others by using whatever talent, experience or position we have to help those who are within our power to help. When we help others, we are embodying the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. We are also enabling all those whose lives we touch to encounter God’s love through our actions.

(Matthew 5:16)

♥ We believe in making our future generation a better generation, by equipping them with the necessary tools and fuel they need to help them discover and develop their inner gift so they can become great people of the future and contribute positively to society. The work we do with young people in underserved communities responds directly to the challenges and barriers they face. We give them the tools and fuel they need to develop their skills to take their future into their own hands and be independent, active citizens.

♥ We believe that everyone has something they can be amazing at. Sometimes circumstances and challenges can cause us to lose our spark and we just need some support to help us discover what that is, and we can help them unearth that.

Our Current Focus 

Our current focus is centred around assisting children from underserved communities in Jamaica, who are grappling with the challenges of poverty by responding directly to these challenges and barriers they face. We are dedicated to equipping them with the essential educational resources and materials they need to enable them to attend and actively participate in school. We are also working towards starting a school feeding program which aims to provide nutrition to those children who do not attend school to encourage attendance and those who attend without breakfast and lunch, so they can attend and stay alert during the school day, paving the way for them to unlock their true potential. 

With a steadfast commitment to this cause, we have already made a tangible impact. Over 500 children in Jamaica have benefited from our efforts, receiving vital school supplies and vital sustenance. By providing these fundamental building blocks, we are empowering these young minds to break free from the cycle of poverty and construct a brighter, more promising future for themselves and their families.

Future plans

We are seeking to commission a Community Wellbeing model that is focused on delivering outcomes for the people of Surrey and Sussex. This new model will ensure that a person centered approach is undertaken at all times using a strengths based approach. By providing a safe, welcoming space for people facing isolation, loneliness, and mental difficulties. We want to actualise this by taking a holistic approach. 

Our Wellness Centre will be a one-stop-shop for self-development and wellness. Offering a safe and welcoming space to people facing isolation, loneliness, and mental difficulties. We will promote self-development and wellness through activities such as gardening therapy, pottery, dancing, games, exercising, volunteering, interacting and sharing with others. 

Our Wellbeing Centre will be a place where people who need help and support can come and find this. Engage in meaningful relationships and activities which will help to improve their lives and help them to thrive.