Meet the NEW Enterprises- I Have a Dream Academy

We are so excited to be able to announce our latest launches with CovEnterprises! These are projects a long time in the making and we are thrilled to be able to partner with them and help launch these two ventures that we trust God will grow incredible fruit through! Help us celebrate their success!

The second venture we are excited to launch is with a fantastic group of leaders in Marion, IN at REAL Community Covenant Church. The project is called the I Have A Dream Academy, an educationally focused child care venture that will meet significant needs in the Marion community. Focused on academic rigor, global citizenry, and cross cultural competency, this program is responding to a serious articulation of need by the town. 33% of the children in Grant County live below the poverty line and, in real numbers, 1000 children in the county do not have access to childcare options because of lack of affordable options. In addition, REAL CCC has a significant partnership with an adult HS education program which has named lack of childcare as a primary hindrance to degree completion. This is a fantastic way that I Have A Dream can meet a need and serve the overall goals of the city.

What makes this Academy unique is their attention to the development of cross-cultural competence. This program will include both language immersion and racial bias deconstruction in its daily activities so that, even at a young age, children are learning to recognize bias and developing helpful skills in an increasingly global world.

We could not be happier to see this project launch, join us in praying as they prepare to begin this August!

About Adam Gustine

Adam Gustine leads CovEnterprises for Love Mercy Do Justice and the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is also the founder of Jubilee Ventures; an economic incubator in South Bend, IN. He and his wife, Ann, live in South Bend with their three kids.

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