“Every single person has capabilities, abilities and gifts. Living a good life depends on whether those capabilities can be used, abilities expressed and gifts given. If they are, the person will be valued, feel powerful and well-connected to the people around them. And the community around the person will be more powerful because of the contribution the person is making.”  —John P. Kretzmann and John L. McKnight

When we befriend those on the margins of society by practicing hospitality and welcome, we create communities where justice can be lived out. Through these relationships, we will develop the new knowledge, practices, courage and commitment that lead to broad-based change.

Circles currently forming (If you would like to join a circle, click the contact to send an email request.)
A Place of Grace, 
contact Joe Kruse
Catherine McAuley Center, contact Gregory White
Cedar Rapids Metro Economy Alliance, contact Quinn Pettifer
Des Moines Contingent, contact Denny Coon
Four Oaks, contact Jim Kirks
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
 contact Randy Kasch
House of Hope, contact House of Hope staff
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, contact Christian Roth
Johnson County Social Services, contact LaTasha Massey
Metro Catholic Outreach, contact Christin Tomy and Barb Kane
Neighborhood Transportation Service, contact Mike Barnhart
Northwest Neighborhood Association, contact Linda Seger
People’s Church, contact Rev. Tom Capo
Progressive Theology, contact Joann Gehling, FSPA
Shelter House, contact Kafi Dixon
Shelter House, contact Crissy Canganelli
Sixth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, contact Gary Hinzman
St. Cecelia’s Parish in Ames, contact Tom Primmer
System Thinkers, contact Ellen Bruckner
Third Avenue Churches, contact Heather Hayes
Unity Center, contact Jan Griffith
Wellington Heights Neighborhood, contact Sherrie Ilg