InnerCHANGE East Harlem
InnerCHANGE East Harlem NYC was launched in January 2019 by a family who had relocated from England back in 2014. The team is committed to Jesus-centered companionship alongside those struggling with the tough challenges of loneliness, loss of direction, isolation, and poor health.
Our team vision is inspired by Isaiah 58:6-7: “loose the chains of injustice… share your food with the hungry, provide the poor wanderer with shelter… do not turn away from your own flesh and blood”.
East Harlem is a 70% Latinx inner city neighborhood. 50% of our neighbors are in the lowest socio-economic groups, with many families in public housing. Migrants arriving in the last twenty years, many from Mexico, are often under-documented. The neighborhood has rich survival mechanisms demonstrated through creativity, music and an energetic commitment to celebration.
Those who join the team might be interested in the arts. Creativity and flair and entrepreneurial spirit are valued here. You could be interested in coming alongside people who are forced to adopt slower rhythms, through chronic illness or disability.