Scaling up our RISE youth leadership programme into an all-island resource

When we first piloted RISE we dreamed of teenagers being seen as problem solvers in their communities, not problems to be solved. Since then 461 teenagers in Dublin have participated in RISE leadership and mentoring programmes.

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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…

Step Into Autumn

The lovely summer is coming to an end, school is back in session and we are moving into the new season with our Step Into Autumn fundraiser. We have the perfect opportunity for you to spruce up your wardrobe and step into autumn with our thrift shop bargains. We are holding an exciting fundraiser from 11am-4pm on September 27th in…

New Tempo Leadership Development Groups

Tempo offers high quality mission-focused training for young leaders in their 20s and 30s who have a vision to make a difference where they are. September 2013 will see new Tempo groups starting in Belfast and Dublin. There are still places available – if you would like to know more see www.innovista.org/tempo. We will also be…

Innovating Mission Workshop

On Saturday 6 April, Innovista and Urban Junction are hosting a workshop on ‘Innovating Mission’. Our hope is that you will leave with a clearer understanding of mission that fits your context and practical ideas as to how that process could begin. As a workshop the day will be practical and interactive with group work,…

Unlikely heroes

Troubled teens here in Ireland who have been given up on by their teachers are realising their potential and turning into unlikely heroes. Meet Ryan, 14, and pictured above on the left. He grew up in an area of Dublin with high poverty levels and a whole host of associated social problems. Ryan found himself…