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Grantee Stories


MAAFA Redemption Project: Redeeming a City, One Life at a Time

In Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood, a community of faith is investing in at-risk, emerging men of color—mind, body and soul. With the help of We Raise Foundation and friends like you, young men ages 18–30 are leaving their troubled pasts behind to become pillars of strength in their families and agents of change in their community.

This doesn’t happen overnight, but with dormitory-style residential support, workforce training, spiritual mentorship, life coaching, and a host of wrap-around social services, the impact of the MAAFA Redemption Project just keeps growing. The program is now in its seventh year, and graduates are serving as mentors and volunteers, reaching more and more participants with education, support, and the hope of the Gospel.

We work hand in hand with Christian nonprofits to end poverty, violence, and inequality in our communities. Take action today and raise up those in need.