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Life To Our City Campaign Launch To Be Held On May 23

Join us for the Life to Our City open-house on Tuesday, May 23, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the City Life Center, 3701 South Calhoun Street. Special remarks on the campaign launch will be made at 5:30 p.m., from Larry Lance, CEO of Youth for Christ of Northern Indiana.

Come and see the story of City Life, take a tour of the facility, and hear the vision for HOPE in our city. Through relational ministry, leadership development and educational resources, City Life works to bring positive change to the city of Fort Wayne through empowering middle school and high school students.

The campaign focus is to reach further into the community neighborhoods, campuses and juvenile detention centers, working to produce the same hope which has been experienced and shown through the past years at the City Life Center.

“We are very excited to announce our Life To Our City campaign this month and grateful for our committee members and board for their support.” says Larry Lance, CEO of Youth for Christ of Northern Indiana,

“We will be expanding our ministry footprint into the Snider, Northside and Wayne neighborhoods and schools over the next three years.”

Join City Life and the Life to Our City campaign committee members and hear from Youth for Christ staff and City Life students on their endeavor to be a part of the positive change in the urban communities of Fort Wayne! The next generation is the HOPE for our city, and City Life’s aim is to empower urban youth to change their community and neighborhood for Christ through Indigenous Leadership.

The Life to Our City committee members include: Wendy Davis, Bob Dettmer, Chris Goeglein, Jill Kinder, Aaron Lane, Mike Packnett, Kathy Rogers, Tim Smith, Chuck Surack, Luther Whitfield, and Arthur Wilson.

The City Life Center is strategically located in one of Fort Wayne’s most under-resourced and diverse census tracts and is a catalyst for change in the lives of inner-city teenagers. Established in 1996, the City Life Center (formerly known as Primetime Center) has had a positive impact on thousands of kids by providing a safe place to gather, fostering educational success, and partnering with area schools and businesses. Additionally, the YFC of Northern Indiana’s Juvenile Justice Ministry works with incarcerated teens, equipping them with the tools to make better choices and helping them establish a solid foundation as they’re released into mainstream society.