LifeLine’s primary mission is coaching, consulting, and cultivating Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD). LifeLine operates and facilitates a few projects at various locations, using them as opportunities for individuals and civic and religious groups to see and learn more about how ABCD concepts work in real-life settings. Here are a few of our “living laboratories” where we are applying ABCD principles:
LifeLine Community Center
7081 N. Winton Way
Winton, CA 95388
Focus: The LifeLine Community Center offers Winton residents various services, including ESL classes, computer classes, VITA tax preparation, emergency food, graffiti abatement, kids club, community garden, youth leadership training, and bible study.
Contact Persons: Ernie and Rosemary Solis
Meadows Apartment Youth Outreach
Meadows Apartment Complex
3113 Meadows Ave.
Merced, CA 95340
Focus: The Meadows Apartment, a low-income area considered by many to be one of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods, offers youths living there positive alternatives and outlets. Various after-school activities are offered, including sports, homework assistance, and mentoring.
Contact Person: Tunde Osungboye
LifeLine Bus Boutique
Focus: The LifeLine Bus Boutique brings new and gently used clothing to community members. The converted school bus is stocked with donated clothing and travels to the neighborhoods where it is needed. People can barter (exchange) or volunteers or pay a small fee for the goods.
Contact Person: Joy Gort
Individuals and/or groups wanting to learn and experience how ABCD works in real communities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.