Benefits to the Community
Through “NESTing” in an economically challenged neighborhood, relationships are birthed and needs within the community are identified. Solutions are investigated and put in place.
ALL community churches, civic groups, and other organizations can encourage their members, and especially their youth, to get engaged in local service work. When a community wraps its arms around the "home" it shares with its under-served, EVERYONE benefits. Studies have shown that the impact to the community can be extremely meaningful on many levels.
"This kind of visible, reliable and faith based attention results in positive psychological and academic outcomes and also reduces the occurrence of many "risky behaviors" among the youth which benefits the whole community."
"Communities and schools with low-income students can't change the demographics, but they need to be willing to go well outside the normal school day to give their kids a bright future. Instead of saying "We can't control what happens outside of school", we say "What can we do?"
-Daily Herald 6/25/2015