PROGRAMS - LOCAL PROGRAMS

Overview

We desire to bring hope and transformation to our local neighborhood of San Miguel and surrounding community through our presence and service.  As we do this, this is a tremendous opportunity for our members and residents to learn how to truly serve others, as we strive to meet Robert Greenleaf's "test" of servant leadership - asking if those served become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, and servants themselves.  We currently are serving our neighborhood through the service teams listed below.

Our Neighborhood Service Teams

Agriculture Team.  This team develops our agriculture and sustainability programs while providing opportunities for our residents and neighbors to learn more about healthy living and organic farming.

Alternative Learning School Team.  This team provides an alternative style of education for young people in our neighborhood who have been unable, for whatever reason, to pursue traditional schooling. The team creates an environment where students decide what they want to learn and where young people's gifts, dreams, and vocation are discovered and pursued.  This team works in partnership with the Philippine Alternative Learning System (ALS) and helps children prepare to take the ALS accreditation and equivalency exams.

Island of Sanity Team.  This team operates a community center called the "Island of Sanity."  The goal of the Island of Sanity is to create a place of life-giving connection for our neighbors that will recognize people's gifts and help them to use them in jobs that can benefit our neighborhood.