in a year when everything changed,
project transformation's commitment to its communities only grew stronger. this is our story.
COMMUNITY ISN'T CANCELLED.
As I reflect on this past year, it is overwhelming to think about how much pain and suffering has occurred – a global pandemic that has taken the lives of over 250,000 people; an accompanying economic recession that has been the most unequal in modern U.S. history, widening societal inequities and further marginalizing already vulnerable communities; and a national reckoning on systemic racism and injustice in our country following the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
But in the midst of these dueling pandemics, I believe we still have reason to be hopeful. At Project Transformation, the source and foundation for this hope comes from our Christian faith. Against the backdrop of suffering, loss, and hatred, we believe in a God who transforms us and the broken systems in our world. We believe God calls us to embody this hope through mutual, loving relationships.
At the beginning of 2020, Project Transformation laid out a new vision: We envision a world that is rooted in love, pursues the equity of all people, and amplifies God’s call on every life. When the pandemic began sweeping across the country, this new vision became our North Star as we discerned how to respond to these challenges. Even though the viruses of COVID-19 and racism threatened to isolate and divide us, the Project Transformation national community came together in new and creative ways to embody love, pursue equity for those who were suffering due to the systemic injustices of racism and poverty, and amplify God’s call on every life through virtual communities.
Our 2019-2020 annual report tells the story of how Project Transformation reimagined how to live out our mission of transforming communities through relationships amidst these pandemics. It also celebrates how our incredible network of chapters, young adults, churches, and partners came together to make sure that “community isn’t cancelled” this summer.
We are deeply grateful to our affiliated network of Project Transformation chapters, and the many individuals, foundations, churches, and community partners that generously support our mission and believe in our vision. Thank you for your commitment and partnership.
PROJECT TRANSFORMATION NATIONAL