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Melissa Peralez and Benigno Peralez, Glowing Doves
INCUBATE, STORIES

I Was Hungry, You Gave Me Something To Eat

Melissa Peralez   |   March 05, 2019

This project, Glowing Doves, aims to feed the community spiritually, mentally, and physically by teaching them to grow and cook healthy fruits and veggies and by providing counseling to those in need.

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2017-18 NBA XPLOR Resident Melissa Peralez
XPLOR

Fighting for Social Justice

Melissa Peralez   |   May 30, 2018

Melissa Peralez shares her experience learning how migration and displacement not only affects her life back home, but at her NBA XPLOR host-site too.

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Melissa Peralez, 2017-18 NBA XPLOR Resident in Hiram-Mantua, OH
XPLOR, STORIES

A Great Way of Growing Up

Melissa Peralez   |   October 31, 2017

Get to know 2017-18 NBA XPLOR Resident Melissa Peralez, as she shares what it was like for her to move far away from home and start her Residency.

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Melissa Peralez, 2017-18 NBA XPLOR Resident
XPLOR, STORIES

NBA at GA: "My Voice Had Meaning"

Melissa Peralez   |   August 08, 2017

My experience at the 2017 General Assembly was overwhelming, in a good way. I experienced many things, such as fighting for justice firsthand.

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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

The Prison Abolition Movement: Eliminating the Prison Industrial Complex

July 16, 2020

The Prison Abolition Movement has many facets worth exploring. Dr. Jason Williams, Assistant Professor, Justice Studies at Montclair State University will lead this important webinar and discussion as the church explores alternatives to our broken corrections system.

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Angela Whitenhill-Shields

Mental Health Initiative Manager
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CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY

Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. focuses on providing healing for children and youth who have experienced abuse, neglect, and abandonment, as well as equipping them for a more positive and productive future.