Lifting Women & Children, Transforming Communities, Developing Leaders
Lifting Women & Children, Transforming Communities, Developing Leaders


Resilient is a Christian Community Development organization born from the missions ministry of Christ Church as part of the "Take Root" initiative. Launched into independence as its own 501(c)3 in 2018, Resilient provides opportunities for youth and families in pockets of suburban poverty just minutes from Christ Church’s two campuses.

Resilient envisions a community where all children gain self-worth and thrive despite challenging circumstances.

Volunteer with Resilient

From dinners with community members in need to serving as a student mentor in local schools, there are a variety of great ways to volunteer with Resilient. Visit their Get Involved page to learn more and apply!

  • Resilient's in-school mentoring programs come alongside and support elementary and high school students.
  • Resilient supports adults with computer and literacy classes.
  • Resilient offers free “Thursday Night Family Meals” for community members in need.
  • The Charlas de Padre program assists adults seeking to improve their English language skills and navigate life in this country.
  • Resilient volunteers provide childcare during school PTA meetings, allowing parents to play a more active role in their children's education.

Featured Serve Opportunity: UPSTART

Upstart – Helping Young People Build a Promising Future


Resilient's new “Upstart” program connects non-college-bound students with professional mentors, helping them learn the skills required to seek a rewarding, lucrative career in the construction trades — with unique opportunities to enter a trade apprenticeship program.

Upstart Program: Volunteer Opportunities

Test Prep Training Class Lead:
The Test Prep Training Class Lead will guide a 2.5-hour class session of a small group of students, keeping them on track with time, organization and answering questions pertaining to the use of the test prep software system. The 2.5 hours will consist of opening interactive dialogue, direction on the night procedure, introduction of guest speaker and closing dialogue. This individual should like being with “teenagers,” have a sense of using a computer-based software system, and have good organizational skills to stay on track .
Time Commitment: 2.5 hours per month (1 session per month)

Spiritual Mentor:
This individual should have a calling for mentoring and compassion and patience.
Time Commitment: A minimum of 2.5 hours per week — more if the mentor feels it’s needed.

Technical Mentor:
This individual should be able to assist in answering questions related to work, daily life needs, etc.
Time Commitment: 2.5 hours per week — more if the mentor feels it’s needed.

Contact: Dagmar Porcelli, Executive Director | Resilient | 630.336.7260