Advance # 781350
Addressing the needs of the whole person through direct services and empowerment programs
Background / History
a.) Hancock County was and still is among the poorest counties in the Appalachian area. There has been no industry in the area. When Jubilee began in 1991, one of the major sources of income for families came from the tobacco, the major money crop grown on very small mountainous family farms. Now, mainly vegetables are grown in lieu of tobacco.
b.) People with jobs had to commute and continue to commute a considerable distance over very treacherous mountain roads to work.
Goals & Objectives
Goals for 2012
a.) Deliver 25 senior meals a day five days a week.
b.) Provide at least 2,500 food boxes.
c.) Provide three clothing distributions through partnerships with outlying churches.
d.) Participate in a Thanksgiving and Christmas food box distribution.
e.) Participate in the Thanksgiving dinner delivery with a goal of delivering 500 hot meals.
f.) Serve 25 youth on a weekly basis through the youth development and leadership-training program.
g.) Provide scholarships for at least 15 youth to attend "Resurrection,? a youth based Holston Conference event each January. Resurrection offers spiritual direction, responding to a calling to ministry as vocation, and is life changing.
a.) Continue to cultivate support from United Methodist Churches from Holston Conference and from across the nation.
b.) Recruit and train volunteers to assist with the variety of programs offered by Jubilee Project.
c.) Continue to ensure that youth have a safe place to gather; enlist youth leaders with diverse gifts and areas of expertise.
d.) Recruit work teams from churches (from United Methodist and other church denominations) within the Holston Conference and from across the country.
a) Youth will set more ambitious goals for their lives and take steps to reach them.
b) Micro-enterprise owners will increase their ability to operate successful businesses and will increase business profitability.
c) Participating farmers will increase sales, to a greater variety of markets, and more farmers will join them in doing this.
d) Homes of low-income households will have been improved.
e) People receiving leadership training each year will take on a leadership role in a community effort after the training is done.
a) More youths will decide to seek post-secondary education, and more will be involved in community service.
b) 40 micro-enterprise owners will have increased business income.
c) 20 farmers will increase sales of produce to local schools and hospitals.
d) The condition of at least one home of a low-income household will have been improved.
e) At least two people completing each year's leadership training will take on a leadership role in a community effort.
- Advocacy, Organizing, Grassroots, Campaigns, Networking
- Buildings, Centers, and Institutions
- Clothing, Laundry, and Shoes
- Community Development and Meeting Basic Needs
- Community or Multipurpose Centers
- Economic Development, Small Business, Microenterprise, Micro-lending/Micro-credit, Income-generation
- Ecumenical and Interfaith Ministries
- Education, Training, and Research
- Elderly/Older Adults/Aged/Senior Citizens
- Food and Water Distribution
- Food-related buildings, Bakeries, Cafeterias, Food Pantries
- Housing, Transitional Housing, Shelter, Sanctuary, Rent
- Hunger and Meal Programs
- Leadership Development and Education
- Leadership Training, Workshops, Networking, Job Counseling
- Materials, Resources, and Supplies for Development
- Mission Initiatives
- Native and Indigenous Groups
- Persons With Low-Income, Unemployed, or Poor
- Poverty Issues/Economic Justice
- Primary/Elementary, Secondary/High, After-School Programs, Camps
- Rural Populations
- Rural Poverty
- School Children
- Social Justice
- Teenage Mothers
- Trades, Vocations, Technical programs, Cottage Industries, Artisan/Handicrafts
- United States
- Water, Sanitation, Infrastructure, Wells/Boreholes, Electricity, Waste Management/Latrines
- Youth and Young Adults