SonLight Power uses solar power to share God's love. We collaborate to make a lasting, multi-generational impact for the world's most vulnerable children, families and communities.
SonLight Power In Numbers
Electrical power installed: 510kW+
Payback vs. generator costs: 2 years or less
Countries equipped: 19
Solar projects worldwide: 230+
Lives empowered: 720,000 (estimated)
Notable Endorsements: Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Schneider Electric, U.S. Department of State, Melink Corporation, Bernard Family Foundation, Freedom International Ministries, Back2Back Ministries
At the heart of our solution is clean solar energy. Using a blend of in-country and U.S. based volunteers, SonLight Power mission teams connect schools, medical clinics, water pumping stations, community centers, orphanages and churches with a supply of electricity that will last for generations. We involve the communities themselves, using our projects to train residents and partner organizations how to install solar power systems and how to care for them over time.
SonLight Power’s unique model pairs physical light with spiritual light, applying solar power and fellowship in sustainable ways. Our goal is to provide a physical reminder of God’s love and to reach out with a message of hope and faith.
At the end of each installation, we typically host a community gathering that includes games for children and brings our team members into contact with all those who will enjoy the fruits of their labor. We meet people where they are, demonstrating friendship and fellowship in a relaxed setting.
Allen Rainey (member of CHPC) founded Sonlight Power in 2002. Several members of the board, as well as many participants on various mission trips have come from CHPC.
Christ's Community in College Hill & Feast of Love
Welcome! The Heartbeat of the City consists of two programs — Christ's Community in College Hill and Feast of Love — with one heartbeat.
Our purpose is to demonstrate Christian compassion and social justice by administering programs and encouraging actions that address the needs of the people.
Our goal is to see the people empowered to care for one another and experience the love of Christ.
The mission of Found House Interfaith Housing Network is to provide homeless families emergency shelter and hospitality through interfaith communities, and to work with families to find and retain stable housing. Found House Interfaith Housing Network has been providing emergency shelter since 1991, working side by side with partners from the faith community to meet basic needs and provide professional wraparound services that change lives.
FOUND HOUSE AT CHPC
Today, Found House IHN includes 100+ community partners, 1000+ volunteers, and operates 9 programs with a staff of over 30 professionals, serving nearly 400 families per year. All Found House programs take a holistic, community based approach, by connecting families to tools and resources, to move families out of homelessness rapidly while helping them retain their housing and achieve success in the long-term.
Why Found House? Because it is all about housing! From the radical hospitality shown to families that have lost housing by partners in houses of worship to scattered site housing programs offering supportive services and temporary rental subsidies, to Melrose Place–currently under construction—that will offer 26 new units of supportive housing. Ensuring families have access to housing that meets the full range of needs–household members with disabilities, parents with limited income, kids that need nurturing spaces to play and grow, families that count dogs and cats among their members—is who we are and what we do.
Why Interfaith Housing Network? Because ensuring housing for all families requires the community to come together as one. Interfaith partners have been the driving force of what we do for thirty years, providing temporary shelter in partnership with our professional staff, as well as support through continuous financial and in-kind contributions. Perhaps even more important: Catholic, Jewish, Unitarian, Muslim, Protestant, and so many other partners representing the richness and diversity of greater Cincinnati, are community ambassadors. They spread the message that affordable housing is not a challenge too big to overcome, but one that each of us plays a part in resolving.
Whiz Kids is a faith-based one-to-one literacy program that meets at CHPC. We partner with students from Pleasant Hill Academy in College Hill. Volunteers are matched with a child (a youth in the 1st through 6th grade), and then meet with him or her, along with other tutors and youth each Tuesday from 5-6pm. In addition to tutoring, our program offers time for fun, snack time and occasional parties and celebrations.
1. Minimum age of 16
2. Ability to read
3. Loves kids
4. Supports the Whiz Kids mission to transform lives.
What does it mean to be a Tutor?
Our vision is a world free of sexual brokenness. It is bold, but it is sure Jesus will return and make all things new. Until that day, we will continue to shine light on God’s truth so that people all around the world can walk in freedom and live with hope. Through interactive media, digital resources, face-to-face ministry, speaking engagements and more, we equip you to live out God’s story of sex and share it with others.
Jesus University was started (in partnership) with City Gospel Mission) at CHPC in 2015 with 14 girls, and has now grown to serve 43 girls in two separate ballet classes. Our dancers are mostly from College Hill, and the majority of our girls could not otherwise afford private dance lessons.
Our goal is to make ballet accessible and affordable for the families we serve. Through instruction and mentoring, we help girls build character, self-esteem, discipline, and a love of dance. We also strive to connect our families to Jesus and to CHPC.