What is Pivot Ministry?

Oct 22, 2023

WHY:
  • Mission: To empower low-income women for better life and work opportunities
  • Vision: Everyone involved flourishes to be all we were created to be in relationship with ourselves, God, others and our respective resources
WHO:  Pivot’s classes are small groups of women who are:
  • ready to make a change in life
  • without minor dependents in the home
  • willing to commit and to participate in weekly classes
  • interested in building community with others
  • open to a Biblical foundation and a one-on-one Christian mentor
HOW: To empower participants Pivot offers:
  • classes in
    • life skills
    • job readiness
    • Bible study
  • one-on-one Christian mentors
  • an asset-based development approach
    • building upon participants’ strengths, not needs
    • committing to long-term change and progress
    • creating a trusted small-group community for participants
  • community collaboration
    • linking to – not duplicating – existing programs, training, resources
    • connecting with grass-roots leaders to identify participants and build trusting relationships
    • encouraging participants to find ways in which they can give back to their respective communities
SO WHAT?:  Lives are changed forever!  A few examples:
  • 79% graduation rate – more than double what was predicted by those who work with similar demographics
  • 94% of those whose goal was to get a job or further education have met their goals
  • Over 150 volunteers invested over 2,100 hours last year
  • Over 50 community partners offer various means of support
  • Over 80% of graduates have engaged with Pivot Plus, our alumnae association
  • About 2/3 of graduates have either volunteered or made donations
Pivot empowers participants to deal with life challenges that are deeper than the most recent crisis
and partners with them, providing a hand up, not a hand out.