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Poverty: Beyond the Numbers

In the neighborhood surrounding the NEU office (and in most urban poor communities), the poverty rate is between 45% and 50%. That means a family of four makes less than $24,860 a year. But the dollars are not the only problem, or even the main problem. Poverty generates a complex web of related brokenness, and often leads to a downward spiral of suffering.

NEU and CRU staff in Central Falls

Summer Has Arrived!

The recent heatwave leaves no question: summer has arrived! With the church-plant team on the ground, a concerted effort has begun to build relationships in Central Falls. The team will be volunteering with the city’s summer food program, distributing free breakfast and lunch in local parks to children in the Read more…