Sustainable Alamance | www.sustainablealamance.org

Phil Bowers: 336.213.3505 | phil@sustainablealamance.org
537 S. Ireland Street, Burlington, NC 27217

Sustainable Alamance is a Christian Community Development Organization (www.ccda.org). The methods of Sustainable Alamance are to do “development” work to assist the underprivileged. They give their best effort to not do for people what they can do for themselves. In fact, they believe that when we only do “to” and “for” the poor, we send signals that they have little that we find valuable in exchange. Sustainable Alamance positions their ministry in the middle of the community they are serving, to do life “with” them and to help them become all God created them to become. Their priority client-base is men and women that have a criminal record and are facing hardships especially with lack of employment. Their purpose is to connect those members of the community facing employment discrimination and lack of access to local economic resources.

SERVING OPPORTUNITIES:

PROJECT: Jobs for Life – Christian Based Job Readiness

Description: Nothing attacks one’s dignity like a lack of work.  At Jobs for Life, the belief is that the Church is uniquely equipped to address the devastating effects of unemployment and poverty by helping men and women experience the dignity of work–through honest relationships, mentoring, Biblically-based training, and an ongoing community of support.
Day & Time: TBD
Location:  537 South Ireland Street, Burlington, NC
Requirements:

  1. Be involved in developing new and innovative ways of helping
  2. Compassion
  3. Seeing value in ALL people
  4. Desire to support men and women in poverty re-establish themselves in the community

PROJECT: CrossTown Farm
Description: A Burlington Urban Farm Project - Using under developed land in and among the neighborhoods that need our help.
Day & Time: Ongoing
Location: Queen Ann Street, Burlington, NC
Requirements:

  1. Be involved in developing new and innovative ways of helping
  2. Love outdoor work
  3. Love local produce
  4. Desire to help develop food access in local food desert
  5. Work alongside people we intend to help

PROJECT: Community Action Poverty Simulation
Description
: Participate or volunteer at a poverty simulation, designed to help churches and organizations better understand the poverty issues in our community and how best to respond.
Day & Time: 3-4 times a year
Location: Alamance County
Requirements:

  1. Be available for pre-simulation training
  2. Help with setup, tear down, and repacking materials
  3. Help lead discussion on what was learned
  4. Help spread the word about how Christians can help impact poverty