“We need more mentors!”

A great problem to have! The uptake for our RISE mentoring at Mount Carmel Secondary School in Dublin tripled from 5 last year to 15 this year. “I know how to set goals for myself that I can achieve.” “Mentoring was amazing, motivating and fun!” “I thought it was going to be boring, but it…

Tempo – cooking for the community

Freda (a chef, pictured above) and Denise (a radiation therapist) have just finished Tempo in Dublin. As members of their church mission team responsible for la variety of different projects, they started Tempo unsure of where their focus should be. Working through the mission and context module, Freda and Denise highlighted the number of older…

Mentoring Inner City Teenagers

Have you ever had someone whom you looked up to sit down and spend time with you? Invest in you? Believe in you? Give you the courage to believe you could do more, be more, achieve more? As a team we know that we wouldn’t be the people we are today if it wasn’t for…

Giving in to Hope

What is it that you give in to during the week before Christmas? Those sweets, chocolates, and biscuits that you wouldn’t normally eat? The anger at people who just won’t get out of your way? The pleading eyes of your children when they see a new toy they want? The wishful thinking that this Christmas…

The Santas Have Dashed!

Last Sunday on a fresh and sunny morning, our six Santa Dashers set foot on Dublin’s North Bull Island beach. Complete with beards and suits we ran to raise funds for our RISE programme, equipping teenagers to bring positive change to their communities. We’re grateful for the generosity of all who have given so far…

New Team Members – Introducing Liesel

With eight years’ experience of working with teenagers from difficult inner-city environments, training and managing volunteers and running summer camps at Dublin Christian Mission (DCM), we feel privileged to welcome Liesel Reimer to the team at Innovista. Liesel moved to Dublin in 2005 having grown up in British Columbia, Canada, attended college in Alberta and…