What We Do

Each of Sunshine’s ministries address an aspect of our overall mission to see our community members thrive within their families, churches, and neighborhoods.

Our Youth Outreach programs provide students with constructive activities after school and during the weekends. Our youth programming includes tutoring, Bible studies, and discipleship training. Within these programs, young people are also able to participate in retreats, special recreational outings, college visits, and summer residential camping.

Sunshine Enterprises (SE) provides neighborhood centered entrepreneurial training in Chicago’s struggling communities. In 2014-15 SE will add meeting and office space available to local entrepreneurs. Our goal is to see small businesses in our community grow and employ more people.

Our Bridge Builders program seeks to make suburban and rural churches aware of God’s work in urban centers. Student and adult participants are given the opportunity to listen, learn, and serve within Chicago in a unique and challenging way.

FamilyHood Ministries. Sunshine has recently integrated Familyhood Ministries to work in combination with our youth programs. It will the offer support and tools necessary for parents to raise healthy and responsible youth. The program draws from research on the 40 Developmental Assets ®, a list of key assets every child needs to help avoid “risky behaviors” like drugs, alcohol, or violence. This evidence-based approach is shown to help young people perform better in school, form safe and positive relationships with peers, and equip parents to engage more effectively.