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2016-17 NBA XPLOR Resident Rachael Wentworth
XPLOR, STORIES

Faith—Context—Action

Rachael Wentworth   |   June 20, 2017

In many ways, NBA encourages discovery and action in the intersection of faith, context, and action. This was the definition of my experience within the NBA XPLOR program.

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St. Louis NBA XPLOR Residents, 2016-17
XPLOR, STORIES

An Open Letter to Incoming XPLOR Residents

Alex Cooper   |   June 14, 2017

You are not signing up for a program that is a walk in the park. You have signed up for ten months that will stretch you, mold you, and form you into the person that God has called you to be.

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2016-17 Hiram-Mantua NBA XPLOR Residents and Spiritual Companion
XPLOR, STORIES

Living in Community

Diamond Green   |   June 14, 2017

From what I have learned here in the Hiram-Mantua NBA XPLOR house, communication is a very important aspect of living in a community.

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Lauren Frato, 2016-17 NBA XPLOR Resident in Tucson-Marana, AZ
XPLOR, STORIES

The Struggle Is Real: Work Sites

Lauren Frato   |   June 14, 2017

One thing I have really struggled with in my second year of the NBA XPLOR program is coming to the realization that it’s okay if I make mistakes at my work site.

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NBA XPLOR Residents with their Spiritual Companion in Hiram-Mantua, OH.
XPLOR, STORIES

The Struggle is Real: Time

NBA XPLOR Hiram-Mantua House   |   May 24, 2017

Being a part of community is so important to us, and we have learned that by using discretion and moderation with how our time is spent, we can be even better members of that community.

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LEARNING / TRAINING

Webinar: Introduction to Faith-Based/Rooted Organizing

June 29, 2017

In this webinar, we will introduce the basic concepts of faith based/rooted organizing and explore the key shifts to move from serving your community to organizing with your community.

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Ayanna Johnson Watkins

Director of the NBA Incubate Initiative
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CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY, HUNGER / FOOD SECURITY

A Small Hand is a specialist pantry that fill the gaps government assistance does not provide, including non-food essentials such as diapers, feeding bottles, pacifiers and other hygiene necessities.