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Festival Center Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, Civil Rights, Education, Educational Services, Human Services, Neighborhood Centers, Religion

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

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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!

Bob C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.