Project URGE attempts to develop urban and suburban church partnerships to work with faith and community organizations to become practitioners of Christian Community Development (CCD). The ministry teams under the Project URGE umbrella are committed to positive development in under-resourced areas of the city, serving other organizations that are committed to resolving issues of poverty and race and living out 1 John 3:18 "Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." 

Contact us: or 585.223.8340

Free Seminar with lunch provided! 
Sept. 27th (Weds.) from Noon to 1:30 pm
Foodlink (1999 Mt. Read Blvd.)
Registration required: or 585.223.8340

Deadline for registration: Sept. 15th!

“You can’t change charity on your own. You need to form a committed and strategic coalition of people who will work together to shift the paradigm in your community.”
— FCS Ministries in Atlanta

This seminar will introduce practical approaches to affecting positive change, that go beyond handing out food and clothes.

You'll have an opportunity to hear what other effective programs are working and how you might begin one of your own or partner with others.

Amid a political and social climate that at times can seem divisive, a local non-profit is attempting to bring people together. Project URGE, Inc., a faith-based, community development focused organization, is hosting "Beyond Food & Clothes: Community Development Strategies That CAN Work," with special thanks to Foodlink for providig space and food. 

This free, community collaborative oriented event is geared towards bringing together leaders from all professions in the Rochester area to explore ways to address systemic community issues based on strategies that are currently working. A free lunch will be provided and attendees will have the opportunity to hear from local organizations that are making a demonstrable difference in the community in response to poverty and its counterparts, such as employment insecurity. 

This gathering will take place on Wednesday, September 27th at Foodlink (1999 Mt. Read Boulevard) at noon. Additional information, including RSVP, can be found on Project URGE’s Facebook page, by email at, or by phone at 585-223-8340. Project URGE’s website can also be accessed at