Salt & Light strives to EMPOWER individuals towards lasting change by AFFIRMING their DIGNITY. Most one-way giving models unconsciously communicate the person has nothing of value to contribute to the “transaction.” We create opportunities for individuals to utilize their talents in productive and meaningful ways. This reinforces their competence and confidence to acquire resources while gaining a sense of pride that comes from providing for themselves and their families.
Poverty of community affects all of us. Salt & Light in Urbana and Champaign, IL addresses this broken relationship through opportunities that build collaborative connections with community members and participants.