Local Partnerships

 

As Jesus chose to identify with and empower the poor and marginalized of His time, we at PCC also seek to create and nurture cross-cultural relationships with those in our own communities. Here are the nonprofits working in Redwood City and neighboring communities that PCC supports who facilitate those transformative relationships.

 

Able Works

San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

Are you passionate about ending the detrimental effects of generational poverty?

Able Works equips individuals and families with the education, skills, and assets needed to overcome the challenges of poverty. They do this by offering financial literacy classes to high school students through Future Profits and helping young single mothers become financially self-sufficient through Liveable. Volunteer here.

Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (BAATC)

San Francisco Bay Area

Do you want to bring an end to modern-day slavery in the Bay Area and beyond?

BAATC is a partnership between over 50 organizations that provides individuals, churches, and nonprofits with best practices in sustaining the fight against human trafficking (modern day slavery) in the Bay Area and beyond. They do this by offering trainings on how to spot and respond to human trafficking around us, offering education around our consumption habits which may help or hinder further trafficking, and advocating for just policies on behalf of trafficking victims. Find more information here.

Bayshore Christian Ministries (BCM)

East Palo Alto, Menlo Park

Do you have a desire to see vulnerable children succeed academically, emotionally, and spiritually?

BCM equips the youth of East Palo Alto and Belle Haven (East Menlo Park) to grow spiritually, gain life skills, and develop as leaders. They do so through a number of programs, including afterschool tutoring and Bible clubs for elementary school students as well as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) enrichment and youth groups for middle school and high school students. Volunteer here.

Freedom House

San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties

Do you want to provide support to survivors of human trafficking?

Freedom House brings hope, restoration, and new life to survivors of human trafficking by providing a safe home and long term aftercare. They provide the basic needs of shelter, clothing, and transportation along with medical, psychological, and legal help to meet the unique needs of each survivor. Freedom House also supports the long term empowerment of human trafficking survivors by providing ESL classes, life and job skills trainings, and housing support. There are a number of ways volunteers can help Freedom House here.

Generations United

Redwood City and Fair Oaks

Are you passionate about connecting with your neighbors by sharing your skills?

Generations United seeks to empower the Hispanic community by connecting organizations and individuals with opportunities to support family literacy and family advocacy. They provide individual reading programs for elementary students, dance classes for youth, ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for mothers, and neighborhood affinity groups to connect families across cultural boundaries. Volunteer here.

PE+

Redwood City and Fair Oaks

Do you care deeply for the physical health of children in our community?

PE+ along with the Parks and Recreation Community Services Department of Redwood City provide physical education to 12 elementary schools that had cut their PE programs due to budget cuts in Redwood City and Fair Oaks. Find more information here.

Peninsula Literacy Coalition

Bay Area

Do you want children in your community to develop the skill of reading so they can succeed in their future?

Peninsula Literacy Coalition (PLC) is your first stop to see how you can get involved in helping children learn to read in your community. Their mission is to see every child in our community succeed at reading by engaging the community, championing the work of educators and literacy providers, and promoting the use of best practices.

Street Life Ministries

Redwood City and Menlo Park

Does your heart break for the homeless?

Street Life Ministries is a nonprofit that provides a gathering place where volunteers build relationships with people on the streets through a warm meal, Bible teaching, and friendship. Staff and volunteers aim to guide the homeless into a relationship with Jesus and also assess their real needs and connect them with our local community partners in order that they may live a more fulfilling and self-sufficient life. Volunteer here.

Support Circle

Redwood City, San Francisco, and Oakland

Do you want to ensure that the unborn have a real chance at life and that mothers have a real choice?

Support Circle focuses on mitigating the negative effects of unintended pregnancies. They offer medical and counseling services for women along with insurance assistance, referrals, and resources for the partners of pregnant women. Volunteer here.