We’re very glad to announce that two organizations that have close ties to CiRCE are finalists for the annual Hope Award For Effective Compassion from World Magazine. The winner of this award receives a $25,000 award. There are five total finalists.
From World on the award:
“We look for Christian, nongovernmental poverty-fighting programs that are not just evangelical and not just economic, but unite body and soul. We started this year with 200 recommendations from readers and initial research by internet and phone, and followed with journalistic visits that allowed us to eyeball 10 programs. Each of the five finalists will receive $4,000.”
Hope Academy, an inner city classical Christian school in Minneapolis and the school at which longtime CiRCE friend (and conference speaker) Debbie Harris teaches, has been nominated as the MidWest finalist for the award. Meanwhile, the Southern finalist is the WorkFaith Connection, which “helps some of Houston’s least-employable men and women to find jobs”. Friend and conference speaker Barbara Elliott is a board member at WorkFaith.
Please consider voting for one of these great organizations. They are doing wonderful work and deserve our attention and support.