July 8, 2011
I am a member of Cincinnati Friends Meeting, a Quaker church. We decided about a year ago to actively support the work and mission of Permaganics. In fact, we called their work a "ministry" in the Quaker sense of that word: serving the needs of others in ways that promotes the development of peace and social justice. Their work with the youth of inner-city Cincinnati, in a neighborhood called Over-The-Rhine is a strong force for bringing good healthy work- not to mention good healthy food- into the lives of the children and young adults there. Luke and Angela have demonstrated over many years now the depth and seriousness of their committment to this project.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Affecting the lives of the (mostly disadvantaged) young men and women in the Over-The Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. Permaganics has been around long enough now that the workers who have been around a while are now mentoring the newcomers, which is very exciting.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
put their funding on a more stable basis. Since they became an independent 501-C this is starting to happen but it will take a while to develop.
Volunteer & I spent a day with our Youth group working at Permaganics.