We believe it is important to work with our neighbors to restore and develop community. With this in mind, New City Neighbors is committed to:
•Love and serve the youth of our community.
•Lead and participate in urban renewal projects.
•Provide opportunities for neighbors to connect and build relationships.
•Train and support volunteers for community service and relationships.
•Network and build coalitions with other churches, organizations and neighbors.
Biblical Renewal in our Neighborhood: The Bible calls us to seek the holistic restoration of our community in the areas of social justice, education, and family so that all may know spiritual, emotional, economic, and physical health.
Helping people become followers of Jesus: Through spoken word and intentional actions we strive to help people encounter Jesus Christ. Jesus is the key to true transformation and we believe that as He impacts hearts and minds, the community is impacted at every level.
Service & Empowerment: We work hard to build relationships through our various ministries, knowing that through those relationships we can serve the needs of our neighbors and help them discover their gifts, abilities and worth. It is through this that we strive to empower people to make powerful changes in their lives through the help of Jesus Christ.
Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
In accordance with applicable law, New City Neighbors does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, compensation, evaluation, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, retirement, training, programs, or services based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, disability, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.
We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard. We commit to the development and maintenance of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism at every level of our organization including our board, staff, program participants and social networks. All board and staff members are held accountable for upholding these standards according to agency policy and practice.
As an organization, New City Neighbors is actively engaged in developing policies that support diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism within our organization. In 2017, we were accepted into the Non-profit Technical Assistant Fund’s diversity, equity, and inclusion learning cohort to support these efforts. We participate in the ongoing training and anti-racism work of CORR (Congregations Organizing for Racial Reconciliation) and seek other similar training opportunities and community partnerships to keep us accountable in these areas.
Currently we are engaging in a strategic planning process done with a racial and economic equity lens. Further, our Anti-Racism Team, created in 2017 with the assistance of CORR, has held the board and staff accountable to DEI issues and priorities. Our current priorities include: Antiracism Training; Diversity in Board Recruitment and Hiring; The Review of Policy, Practices and Organizational Review & Assessment.
As a faith-based non-profit, our organization does not give preference to one denomination over another or limit ourselves to partnerships with other faith-based organizations. Our affiliations in the faith community are ecumenical and we seek to intentionally develop partnerships with non-faith related organizations as we aim to fulfill our mission.