WHAT WE DO
Envision Atlanta serves the refugee community in a variety of ways. From teaching English to providing quality grown food, we are meeting the practical needs of our community while bringing the Light of Christ into the lives of individuals and families.
WE SERVE AND DEVELOP
Holistic & Intentional
Healthy & Fruitful
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The Envision Atlanta After-School Ministry seeks to develop students by investing into volunteer-tutors, short-term teams, and interns who come alongside them to meet their holistic needs. While the primary felt need our program seeks to meet is the academic support and development of our students, we are mindful that the holistic needs of our students include physical, mental, emotional, relational and spiritual needs as well. In working alongside students either one-on-one or in small groups, volunteer-tutors are uniquely positioned to engage in homework and academic support skills while also better understanding the holistic needs that may be present for the student within the context of their entire family.
One of the biggest needs of the resettled peoples in Clarkston is the need to learn English. Without understanding and speaking English, their everyday activities and “navigating the system” become very difficult. We recognize this need, and therefore have established an ESL (English as a Second Language) initiative in our organization. We currently do “one on one" in home English classes, and group classes held at various facilities. By offering ESL, it is our hope that we not only teach them English, but that we meet another of their greatest felt needs- a friendship in a land not their own. Our teachers are able to sit in their homes and learn their story, and it is not long before a friendship has formed. This is a blessing not only for the student, but for the teacher as well. Most of all, we want to be Christ to all those He gives us the privilege of getting to know. While we do this, we claim 1 Peter 3:15 over our lives, “but in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have."
Access to healthcare services is often an ongoing challenge for our refugee community. Envision Atlanta works with healthcare providers to help provide access to both traveling professional teams and healthcare professionals in Clarkston. EA has worked with optometrists from Great Faith Vision, a mobile dental clinic, and partners with Ethne Health to provide Physical and Occupational Therapy care. We love to have health care professionals serve with us, and encourage those interested to submit a volunteer form.
ENVISION ACRES FARM
Envision Acres Farm is a fully-functioning farm that exists to educate, employ, and empower our local refugee community while developing and training missional leaders creatively through agriculture.
EDUCATE: It is our desire to teach skills that are rooted in agriculture and in business practices for further growth in our context or growth in other employment opportunities.
EMPLOY: We desire families and individuals to be positively impacted by the healthy and safe work environment that we will provide in addition to proper salaries.
EMPOWER: Above all, we desire to provide community, purpose, and access to Jesus for all who are impacted by this farm.
We believe in the holistic development of all people. We also firmly believe in the restorative work of Jesus Christ available to all people. For our refugee community, we serve in opportunities such as prayer-walking, evangelism, and discipleship.