REVE Kandale

Started by a member of Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, this non-profit is focused on self-help initiatives in the remote and impoverished communities of Kandale, Democratic Republic of Congo and its surrounding villages, through building of schools, upgrading existing school infrastructure and investing in the environment through tree planting.

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Teens Run DC 

A Local non-profit that is focused on community building through running.  The programs mentors at-risk youth through goal setting and group runs, they are always looking for volunteers and donations!  Currently Vienna Presbyterian Church has a few members that act as mentors

Contact: 

  • Email: info@teensrundc.org
  • Phone: (301) 537-0009
  • Web: www.teensrundc.org

Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC) 

An organization that works with day laborers and others to provide trainings and other methods of support (like reduced priced dental care). They also opperate a space in shirlington (next to teh WETA offices) where day laborers can safely gather to seek informal work. They are always looking for new ways to partner with churches to provide resources to those they serve. Church of the Covenant works with two other local churches to provide a chaplain, a monthly worship service and food.

Contact: 

  • Phone: (703) 933-1101
  • Web: www.seecjobs.org

Community Coalition for Haiti

 A 501c3 that was started through a collaboration of Vienna Presbyterian church and 1st Baptist Church in Vienna, VA. They are committed to being in partnership with folks in Haiti and are focused on improving health and educational infrastructures and are currently engaging in a holistic wellness program in the rural areas outside of the Haitian city of Jacmel.  They offer mission trip opportunities

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Youth Service Opportunity Project

Centered in New York City, Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP) is a organization that offers service learning opportunities around hunger and homelessness in both NYC and DC. Trips can range from week-long immersion trips, to day long service projects. This is great for youth groups of any size, and an informative window into the issues and realities for those facing housing and food security concerns.

Contact:

  • Email: YSOP@ysop.org
  • Phone: 212.598.0973 (NYC) 202.347.2525 (DC)
  • Web: www.ysop.org