OUR WORK

A clean, safe neighborhood is an asset for young and old alike.  But what makes a neighborhood great is neighbors who care.  
  • Safety
     
  • Neighborhood beautification
     
  • Asset recovery
     
  • Neighborhood pride
     

Clean UP​

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Build UP​
A neighborhood is richer because of the people that LIVE and WORK there.

  • Job Development -
    We employ over 20 people year round and hire 24 high school students in our RISE UP summer internship program.
     

  • Economic Development
     

  • Dignified Rental Housing
     

  • New Housing

Grow UP​
Healthy People = Healthy Neighborhood

​We strive to support food, agriculture and nutrition education.  Whether you have a green thumb or not:

  • Come explore our Greenhouse located in Jones Park!
     

  • Join us as we plant a Community Garden at 15th & Lynch Streets!

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Lift UP​
We can come together and learn from each other.  We lift others up by offering:​
 
  • Job Preparedness
     

  • Personal Development
     

  • Spiritual Development
     

  • RISE UP Summer Internship Program
     

We believe people and neighborhoods

are lifted up when we honor and glorify

God with our work and lives.

Partner UP​
We partner with others to bring valuable programs and resources to the neighborhood.

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Team UP​
A neighborhood's greatest asset is its youth.  We work with the JJK Center to attract youth to sports programming that focuses on Teamwork and Winning In Life.
  • East St. Louis Wrestling

Coaches learn, model and teach Winning In Life values which are essential to both team and individual success.  If you are a Coach with a heart to serve, we need you!  

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Hand UP​
Serving is at the heart of who we are. Whether helping neighbors, volunteering with community organizations, or supporting city initiatives, we find great joy in fulfilling our mission through service. 
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?"

                           -Martin Luther King