Our Mission

To forge intergenerational relationships and community partnerships that promote social justice and help build resilience in and improve the lives of children, youth, families, and older adults

We partner with more than 30 organizations to engage in Neighborhood Action and deliver mentoring and conversation programs for youth, an English conversation program for adult language learners, and an early literacy program

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Building
Community

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Nurturing
Hope

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Working Towards A Brighter Future

1000+

Youth served by our programs since 2011

1200+

 Adults served by our programs since 2011

14,880

Volunteer hours in the course of a year

125+

Current number of volunteers in seven programs

197

Number of individual givers since 2011

 

May our hunger for a community where all are valued and no one is discounted inspire us to find ways to make it so.

Rev. Martha Brown, Former Pastoral Care & Counseling Director,
Asbury Methodist Village, and Founding Member of GBCI

 

COVID Response

 
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Outdoor Mentoring

Responding to concerns about students' screen time overload and deep need for social interaction, GBCI moved its programs outdoors to engage with students in all kinds of activities: dancing, word games, laughing yoga, creative activities, etc.

 
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We are proud to be accepted into the Catalogue for Philanthropy’s 2021-22 Class as One of the Best local nonprofits!  The Catalogue believes in the power of small nonprofits to spark big change. And they believe in GBCI to continue to further that positive change, working each day to lift up, strengthen, and enrich our local community. 

 

 

In January 2020, GBCI was recognized as a Generations United National Program of Distinction, 

one of six programs selected for the designation.
This recognition is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of many individuals who support GBCI. We are tremendously grateful to our members, volunteers, donors, and community and founding partners!