Relationships Grow. Leaders Emerge. Communities Change.

Based on a model founded in 1998 in Dallas, Texas, Project Transformation Rio Texas launched in 2015 to address three unique challenges with one program: 1) how to meet the academic, physical, social-emotional, and spiritual needs of children from under-resourced communities, 2) how to provide meaningful ways for college-age young adults to explore ministry opportunities and develop as young principled leaders for the church and the world; and 3) how to help revitalize churches in underserved communities.

Children – College-age Young Adults – Churches. This is a win-win-win formula, but relationships are at the heart of everything we do. It is through relationships that lives are transformed.

Our mission is to transform communities by engaging children, college-age young adults, and churches in purposeful relationships.

The Three C’s

3 Challenges. 1 Solution.

Project Transformation’s collaborative model of ministry harnesses the creative energy and leadership of college age young adults, who live in intentional Christian community, and lead summer and after-school programs for children in various underserved neighborhoods. Each week, interns meet with church and nonprofit leaders to explore various ministry-related vocations and spend time discerning their vocational call to life-long service. Programs are held at site churches located in neighborhoods that are under-resourced, thereby helping those churches connect with their communities in meaningful ways. Dozens of other partner churches and organizations throughout southwest Texas partner together to support this work, investing in young lives with their time and resources.

Vision: We envision a world that is rooted in love, pursues the equity of all people, and amplifies God's call on every life.


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Project Transformation believes ALL PEOPLE are of equal, sacred worth. We recognize that SYSTEMIC INJUSTICE continues to harm individuals and communities. As we live out our Christian faith, we will denounce discrimination and inequity and create a COMMUNITY OF BELONGING.

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