I am privileged to serve as the new CEO of Hope Initiatives Community Development Corporation, a revenue generating non-profit that employs 17 personnel and utilize nearly 40 volunteers. Hope Initiatives uses social enterprise to achieve its social mission to help reduce poverty through meaningful labor and biblical discipleship.
This writer’s goal is to grow the organization to employ and train additional workers previously affected by incarceration, drug addiction, and other circumstances that contribute to poverty. The Bible and Christian tradition are amazing resources to help in understanding the meaning of and motivation for establishing a business or a not-for-profit, or bringing innovation to an existing organization.
People are the highest point of God's creation. Being made in the image of God, we are granted certain characteristics, like morality, emotion, and will that allows us to be creative. Therefore, Hope Initiatives reinforces those vital characteristics while achieving the mission of helping people realize their true potential. I hope you will check our blog now and then for fresh insight as we labor locally to empower the poor---recognizing the importance of human dignity.
About the Author
Tommy Davis, a former sheriff's (jail) chaplain, and a Western New York division commander chaplain for CFMI, was elected as president/CEO of Hope Initiatives in August of 2016. Mr. Davis performed exercises with the state police, the US Marshal's Services and other law enforcement and corrections agencies. He received his BA in Theology and MA in Ministry at Apex School of Theology and Tennessee Temple University respectively. He is currently studying to receive his Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Management at Piedmont International University. Tommy and his wife Raymona reside in Rochester with their children. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org