World Impact launched with Donate Your Change last November, on Giving Tuesday. In recent weeks they have further clarified the fundraising goal for our platform and their organization with a specific focus one of their key initiatives, The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI). The following is a description of TUMI, a national training arm of World Impact, taken from the World Impact website.
As the national training arm of World Impact, The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) equips leadership for the urban church, especially among the poor, in order to advance the Kingdom of God. Founded in 1995, TUMI has been dedicated to empower church planting movements to reach and transform America’s inner cities, as well as cities around the world.
In strategic partnership with churches, organizations, and church traditions, we establish training centers, TUMI Satellites, enabling urban churches and ministries to provide emerging leaders with affordable, effective resources for leadership development, church renewal, spiritual formation and pioneer mission.
Currently, we have 263 satellites in 19 countries, with more than 2,949 students taking classes worldwide. 382 of those students are outside of the U.S. and 1,375 are incarcerated. We have 687 graduates.
Each of our local ministry sites hosts a TUMI Satellite to provide training for community leaders. World Impact also partners with denominations, ministries, churches and schools to facilitate TUMI satellites to train their leaders. We are also developing satellite locations in prisons and jails through our partnership with Prison Fellowship. You can view the satellite locations and ministry partners on our TUMI Satellite Map.
World Impact is an international organization that is making a positive difference in our nation’s inner cities among the urban poor. Please check them out at their DYC microsite: http://worldimpact.donateyourchange.com/ and consider signing up to donate your spare change to this very worthwhile organization. They are simply one of the many worthwhile organizations making a positive difference in their local communities that partner with Donate Your Change.
CEO DYC Resources, Inc.