Busy summer in Guadalupe

It is shaping up to be a busy summer in Guadalupe.  We have two summer program being run by Miss Marina and Miss Rose – with 72 kids attending!   This is a huge jump from 25 last year.  Further, we kicked off a 2 month long jobs program in Guadalupe.  Run by our friend Natividad Mendoza with “From Gangs to Jobs”, we have 7 people attending.

We had too many kids coming to the Guadalupe Learning Lab so Miss Marina negotiated to get us to move to a bigger room in the Mercado.  The town is graciously donating space in two other rooms for our other summer program and the jobs program.

Both summer program are run 100% by the community (except for Mr Will who lives close to Guadalupe and is an honorary native).  This is the people in Guadalupe doing thing to help their community

We have reached out and engaged the Sheriff department, hoping that dialogue  between the deputies, children and parents will help improve the trust and the effectiveness of policing in the town.

God is crazy busy

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Since 2010, Jeff has worked with communities in Arizona and Phoenix Valley of the Sun specifically, walking with communities and helping them positively transform their communities and come closer to the love of God. We work with communities to help them hear their story, to find their assets, to strengthen their voice and then to organize themselves to drive the transformation they want to see. We help them join with partners and collaborators that want to help them see their vision of transformation take place in order to make it real. Our vision is to continue to repeat this long term with the communities so they grow fully into the plan God has for them. Prior to this Jeff spent almost 25 years in the high tech business, working with Intel corporation in a variety of positions, culminating in being a division general manager for the last four years before God called him to do something else. In this capacity he work with semiconductor manufacturing process and equipment development, manufacturing software development management and large scale enterprise wide software development and deployment. Jeff has a Master degrees in Physics from Clarkson University, a Masters Certificate from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering and a Masters Certificate from the University of California Santa Cruz in Software Engineering. Jeff is also Evangelism Director for his church, Living Faith Anglican Church in Tempe Arizona. Further, he participates with spreading Asset Based Community Development centered, listening based, wholistic mission work worldwide as the Chief Operating Officer of Alliance for Transformational Ministry (ATM). ATM is the umbrella organization for sharing these concepts, teachings, lesson plans and philosophies to the entire world via Community Health Evangelism (CHE) and Collaboration for Neighborhood Transformation (CNT). He is director for Arizona Neighborhood Transformation, which is putting these practices to use in Arizona. Jeff is married to Cindy Frost Bisgrove and has two fantastic boys, Benjamin and Daniel. He is also shares the house with a cat, two dogs, a gecko and many fish. He loves spending time with his family and his friends. He also enjoys running, hiking, camping and climbing.

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