We help grow people (in difficult places).

 

Supporting urban renewal in Chester, PA.

 
 
 
 
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Project EDUCATE.

At Greenhouse Project, we understand that education is a key tool to unlock the door to a child’s future success. If you are a teacher, tutor, or would like to volunteer with us in Chester, PA, to help students master reading, math, and other basic skills during their after school program, we’d love to hear from you!

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Project RENEW.

Healthy eating in childhood is important for proper development and to prevent various health conditions. According to the CDC, empty calories from added sugars and solid fats contribute to 40% of daily calories for children age 2–18 years. To learn more about how you can partner with us to plant and maintain urban gardens throughout Chester, PA, and reverse this statistic, please contact us today!

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Project RENOVATE.

42 East 23rd Street is a home we have purchased that is currently undergoing renovations. One of our core values is to live where we want to see change. The Clifford family plans to move into this row home after the renovations are complete in order to be on the ground doing life with the families on this block. If you are a painter, contractor, or other professional that can help us, we’d love for you to partner with us on the long-term plan to see the city of Chester restored.

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Project RELOCATE.

Project Relocate is not for the faint of heart. To those who are moved to make the long-term commitment to serve this community for 10+ years, you found the right place. As a Greenhouse Project Team Member, you will be the host family and mentors for a Project Disciple member. The goal is to guide their spiritual and physical journey for nine months.

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Project MENTOR.

The saying “it takes a village” means the world to us. At Greenhouse Project, we realize that families can be given incredible resources such as shelter, food, clothing, education, government aid, etc., but if they do not have a network of mentors, teachers, health professionals, spiritual advisors, or other healthy families to take them from point A to point B, they won’t be able to flourish. If you’d like to form a relationship with a specific family or person in our network that needs a mentor, please reach out to us!

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Project DISCIPLE.

Project Disciple is an opportunity to serve, love, and grow for nine months in an urban community.  As a Greenhouse Project Team Member, you will be rooted in the the neighborhood, become part of the local community, and serve alongside your neighbors.  The goal is to become knowledgeable regarding the life challenges in urban communities and how to promote justice.

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Today’s statistics.
Tomorrow’s leaders.

We want to flip Chester’s statistics on its head. Will you help us?

 
 
 
 

Why Chester?

You’re probably wondering why we picked Chester…. We asked ourselves the same question. Our answer was “Why not?”

We couldn’t ignore the statistics. Learning that Chester High School was ranked 662 out of 663 high schools in Pennsylvania was staggering. Even worse were the numbers around income per capita, which remains around $15,000 annually.

These people need our help. Please join us today in making a difference!

 
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson