When we started our child sponsorship program decades ago, we worked out of cramped, rented buildings. Then we made a leap of faith. In 1991, with the help of some extremely dedicated and generous donors, we built our first community center.
Once it was finished, our work was just getting started. We hired local professionals to staff the community center and mentor our children and youth.
Today, we have built and now operate 67 community centers in vulnerable neighborhoods around the world and grown our program offerings, staff and volunteers to provide life-changing support to children and youth with the ultimate goal of helping them break free from poverty.