Caring Locally

MIPC has a wide variety of ways to connect to local caring opportunities.

Abundance Sunday

MIPC collects donations of clothing and food items on the first Sunday of every month then distributes them to ministries in our community. Volunteers of all ages are needed to help collect, sort and deliver donations. Volunteers needed to drive Abundance Sunday van to Seattle Goodwill.

Contact Elizabeth Cross-Nichol or (206) 230-5755

Asa Mercer Tutoring

Volunteer once a week to tutor/mentor a middle school student at Asa Mercer Middle School on Beacon Hill. Work one on one or in a classroom.

A team of over 20 provide weekly or seasonal one on one tutoring support during the school day, sending a message, “I care about you”. MIPC provides administrative support and co-sponsors social events.

Contact Linda Fetters (206) 236-1634

Tutoring in Seattle

 MIPC plans to build upon the success it has had over the years in providing tutors to Asa Mercer Middle School in Seattle by partnering with the Youth Tutoring Program run by Catholic Community Services.

There are many Seattle students of all ages in desperate need of tutoring help.  They are predominantly immigrant children of color (70% are East African) for whom English is a second language.  Their parents are struggling with the language as well, so there is little effective help at home.  You would be tutoring in one of 6 Youth Tutoring Centers in Seattle, each of which is equipped with everything you’ll need. Your commitment can be as little as one hour/week and absences for vacations or other obligations are easily accommodated.  Other helpful information:

-          Tutoring occurs after school hours, in 3 one hour shifts, starting at 4:205:30 and 6:40 pm.

-          As stated above, tutors can choose to work one shift/week or several.

-          Students generally attend 2 one hour shifts/week, usually on alternating days (M-W; or Tues – Thurs).

-          Tutors often work with the same student each shift.     

-          Tutors usually start with just one student, but eventually may be asked to handle 2 students per shift.

-          Students range from 1st grade to high school seniors.

-          Tutors with proficiency in high school math, science or foreign languages are in especially high demand, but most tutors are proficient only through middle school.

-          YTP has a structured program for elementary and middle school children, involving reading, skill building and homework in every hour.

-          High school students generally receive only homework help.

-          Tutors are trained before beginning and each Center has a professional Director on site to help with questions or problems.

-          Tutors are asked to make a minimum commitment of 6 months.

-          YTP currently serves over 450 students.

-          Additional information is available at: www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=childrenyouth_ytp

To learn more, please feel free to call Rob MacAulay at 206.948.6933.

 

First Place School

A school for homeless children in Seattle. Each Thanksgiving Children's Ministries provides food for Thanksgiving dinners for all of the families.

Contact: Jenniferp@mipc.org

Friends of the Children

A mentoring program for the most at risk children in King County. Missions provides school supples for them and children at VBS fill their backpacks.

Contact: Jean Carter, Jeancarter57@gmail.com

Feed the Hungry Ministries

Catalyst House

An emergency shelter for homeless teens, part of Youthcare. Super Sixties "just makes more" during their monthly lunches, and a mission committee member delivers the food the next day.

Choir members fix dinner for Camp Unity, a homeless camp.

Choir members fix dinner for Camp Unity, a homeless camp.

Contact: Glo Ceteznik, gloc@mipc.org

Jubilee Women's Center

A transitional shelter for homeless women. We provide monthly meals for about 25 people.

Contact: Joan Ernest, jernest5272@gmail.com

Julia's Place at Madrona Presbyterian Church

A shelter for homeless families at Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church. MIPC teams provide monthly meals for about 14 people.

Contact: Dawn McConaughy, dawnmcconaughy@comcast.net

Plymouth on Stewart

PHG works to eliminate homelessness and stabilize homeless and very low-income people by preserving, developing and operating safe, decent affordable housing, and by providing opportunities for homeless and very low income people to improve their lives. MIPC has developed a community relationship with the residents of “Plymouth on Stewart” apartment, serving them lunch on the third Sunday each month.

Contact: Rhinee Yeung, rhinee.yeung@comcast. net

Urban Impact

The mission of Urban Impact is to strengthen families and raise servant leaders by building life-changing relationships that encourage good health, quality education, economic opportunity, and a Christ-centered faith. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve lunches, tutor students and/or participate in enrichment activities.

Contact: Glo Ceteznik, (206) 232-5596, ext. 206