We believe strongly that God calls us to participate in the renewal of all things. Furthermore, we are convicted that we have a responsibility to participate significantly in the renewal of our neighborhood. For this reason, Hope Church strategically partners with religious and nonreligious initiatives to work for the flourishing of our Roosevelt Island and the surrounding communities.
Organizations we partner with include:
Roosevelt Island Center for Community Development (RICCD)
We partner with RICCD to foster holistic community development on Roosevelt Island in everything from recreation, to the arts. Here's a look at some of the projects we've helped with:
Roosevelt Island Little League
The young are the future of society, but they are also very much its present. Around half of the world’s inhabitants are under the age of 20. As evidence from statistics and the experience of youth-serving NGOs show, adolescents who are healthy are better equipped to contribute to their communities as young citizens despite the major shifts occurring in the world they are about to inherit. The Roosevelt Island Center for Community Development is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. The benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports through RICCD is about building the whole child, from the inside out.
We encourage members of Hope to help coach a little league team or get involved with RICCD in other ways!
YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Roosevelt Island is home to youth from all over the globe. Many are here for the long-term, yet many will leave to go back to their countries of origin within a few short years. This means we have been given the opportunity to impact and influence the culture of families, businesses, and countries all around the world, by simply focusing on developing our youth right here on the Island. From teaching principles like “beginning with the end in mind”, the importance of cultural agility, to the laws of good communication, it is our aim to come alongside schools and families to help develop high character and high capacity leaders out of our island's youth.
To register a child or to volunteer as one of our leadership coaches email Dan@RICCD.org