Chicago Project: Students Serve Hundreds throughout the City
Over 100 students and leaders gathered on Trinity’s campus as a part of Youth Unlimited’s Chicago Project, from July 28 to August 1. Youth Unlimited is a non-denominational, non-profit ministry organization that assists the Church and its many local congregations with their ministry.
Youth Unlimited students put their faith into action, serving others throughout the city and suburbs at the many organizations with which Trinity partners, including:
- Bobolink Meadow
- Breakthrough Ministries
- By The Hand Club For Kids
- Faith and Action
- Forest Preserve of Cook County
- Lake Katherine
- Lampstand Ministries
- Love In the Name of Christ (Love, INC)
- MGR Youth Empowerment
- Pacific Garden Mission
- Providence Life Services (Palos Heights)
- Urban Youth Outreach
“The Youth Unlimited students continued the work that Trinity students do throughout the academic year,” said Jeremy Klyn ’02, director of admissions. “Chicago Project continues relationships we already have with these organizations and allows students to be blessed during the time they are here.”
To help equip students in their efforts, Trinity alumnus Zan Ingalls ’88, senior pastor of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, delivered inspiring and encouraging messages. Ingalls has been involved with Youth Unlimited’s projects since 1993. Morning and evening worship was led by Vinnie Adams ’10, director of special needs ministry and worship leader at Faith Church in Dyer, Indiana.
All of the volunteer site coordination was arranged by Trinity’s AmeriCorps VISTA / Community Partnership Coordinator Jamaine Lacey. After busy, but fulfilling, days at their assigned worksites, students enjoyed evening activities such as games, bonfires, and a talent show, which provided times of fun and fellowship.
Trinity students, faculty, and staff strived to provide a supportive, fun, and faith-filled environment for the Youth Unlimited students.