Festival Center Inc

Rating: 4.71 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Education, Human Services, Religion

Location: 1640 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009 USA

Mission: The Festival Center's vision is to empower and equip people to live authentically and to embody now what God calls the world to be ultimately. We work to carry out our vision by by empowering persons and faith organizations on the inward/outward journey of Christian discipleship; collaborating with other missions of compassion and justice; awakening the world to the crises of our time; evoking people’s calls and gifts, and enlisting them as servant leaders in transforming the world.
Geographic areas served: Washington DC Metro Area (primarily)
Programs: Servant Leadership School, Noon Day Prayer, Discipleship Year, and Festival Foods
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

The Festival Center is a place that is designed to make people feel at home, to make them feel like they can enter with dignity. I was always impressed with the way it was kept up- clean and nice decor- because that says something about the way they respect and take care of anyone who comes through the door.
The classes I participated in while I was there helped me to grow as a person. From yoga to money to spirituality- the Festival Center offers so many ways for individuals to grow and learn.
The staff was always friendly, warm, and wonderful.
Keep it up!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing people who had been laid off or out of work for years find a job and celebrate it at the Center. Also, I still can reflect back on the things I've learned in the classes that the Center provides.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not really change anything. I think they are doing a great job.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am active in charity and social justice in the DC area. For the past 30 plus years, since I moved to DC area, I have been extremely impressed with the many works of the Church of the Savior outreach ministries, of which the Festival Center is one.

The Festival Center serves its immediate Adams Morgan neighborhood and the whole DC area in many ways. Its Servant Leadership School does great work in training people in the area how to serve others as a co-worker, not a superior and not as an inferior.

It helps the immediate neighborhood in many ways every day. I have been involved as a donor to Jubilee Jobs, another outreach ministry of the Church of the Savior, that provides model job placement and long term employment upgrading for its clients. Meetings and dinners of the clients are held at the Festival Center regularly as are many other meetings for neighborhood groups.

I cannot think of any organization that does a better job for the people of Adams Morgan and the greater DC area than the Festival Center and other ministries of the Church of the Savior. If every city had a Festival Center and Church of the Savior, we would like in a much better world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the results of many people who were jobless and were able to be employed and then grew in their job responsibilities and pay as the result of the work of Jubilee Jobs through their work, much of which takes place at the Festival Center.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't know enough about the inner workings of Festival Center to make a judgment on how the organization could be changed for the better.

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