Based on a model founded in 1998 in Dallas, Texas, Project Transformation DC launched in 2018 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.
The Three C’s: 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.
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 programs for children in various 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. The programs are held at United Methodist churches located in the heart of communities that are under-resourced. This partnership between host churches and Project Transformation is designed so that churches can leverage the program to make new connections and form meaningful relationships with families in their immediate neighborhood.
Dozens of other churches and organizations throughout the greater DMV area partner together to support this work, investing in these young lives with their time and resources.