The Leaven shares the love and compassion of Christ through acts of mercy, and provides help to our neighbors.
Our mission is to revitalize communities through early education intervention. We live out this mission through practical programs that transform and empower entire communities and the families that call them home.
Leaven is defined as “a pervasive influence that modifies something or transforms it for the better.” We believe that when children are successful in school, and have a positive adult influence in their lives, they are significantly less likely to drop out, commit a crime, or join a gang.
The Leaven learning centers are situated in the apartment complexes where our students and their families live. We work to eliminate crime in neighborhoods by providing year-round tutoring and mentoring, as well as a safe place where parents know their children are protected and well cared for.