Compass has welcomed hundreds of amazing Valparaiso University student volunteers over the past seven years. This last spring a group of students used Compass as the focus of their marketing final project. They made an amazing video that helps share ways that Compass is impacting our diverse group of students. Take a moment and watch their outstanding work!
We at Compass International Family Center stand together with the African American community against injustice and discrimination. We have witnessed the effects of systemic racism first-hand, having walked with immigrant and refugee families of all colors for over a decade. The recent events of bold discrimination against our African American neighbors have only heightened our desire to be a lamp stand in Northwest Indiana of welcome and inclusivity to all.
It has always been our commitment to create a place where our diverse families know that no matter where they are from, their skin color, what language they speak, or what religion they profess, they will receive open arms and welcome at Compass. It is our great hope that this will grow to be true across Northwest Indiana, our nation, and globe, as a result of people making their voices heard in this troubling time. We are committed to listen, lament, learn, and to speak out for those on the fringes of our community, using our voice for those whose cries have been silenced for far too long.
As God's love compels us, we stand with our African American friends and neighbors, calling for community transformation. It is our commitment to be a part of the change that builds a community in which all have a sense of belonging, a place where justice and equality prevail.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Utilizing masks and appropriate social distancing, Compass will begin our Summer Session on June 23rd! You can find all of our June and July dates on the calendar below. All sessions will be held outside at our regular location, so they will be dependent on dry weather. Please bring your mask if you have one, but we will have extras if not. We also hope you'll bring your friends, family, and neighbors!