Young adults are supported in their desire to serve others in a prayerful way.
Recent college graduates gain professional experience in a difficult job market.
Over the last 18 years, more than 99% of members grew personally, professionally and emotionally during their time with Change A Heart. Additionally 96% grew spiritually.
In the last 18 years, 71% of our members have grown in their knowledge of social justice issues.
7 out of 10 young people have never met a sister before their involvement in Change A Heart. Matching the young people in our program with retired sisters, who members affectionately call “prayer sisters,” gives both the members and the sisters an opportunity to build a relationship beyond what might seem a generational divide.
In the 18 years that Change A Heart has been running we have had 84 alumni, from 21 different states, serving at 39 different non profit partner agencies.
Our 86 alumni have served the needs of more than 80,000 individuals working over 125,000 hours.
In the last 18 years alone 86 members have served over 125,000 hours in direct service of persons in poverty and over 16,500 hours in training and reflection.
Also in the past 18 years over 132,000 individuals were served in areas of education, healthcare, social services, and children and youth.
After finishing Change A Heart 80% of alumnae continue to volunteer in some capacity.
Alumni go on to graduate school or in fields such as education, social work, pastoral ministry, nonprofit management, business or finance, and specialized fields including law and medical professions including dentistry and physician assistant.