11:45's mission is to mobilize hundreds of people from Portland area churches to volunteer for one year– once a week for forty-five minutes — to serve in strategic areas (There-Share-Care-Prayer) in order to aid in helping existing city and community efforts to stop gang violence and the aftermath on our streets.
11:45 has a four-pronged strategy:
THERE: A visible presence – to facilitate neighborhood outreach by mobilizing groups of people to walk in designated Hot Spots.
SHARE: A connecting presence – to mobilize mentors for troubled and at risk youth.
CARE: A supporting presence – to provide needed services and support for families affected by violence.
PRAYER: An interceding presence – mobilize networks of people to pray for the peace, safety and welfare of the city of Portland.
Within this strategy volunteers walk the streets, pray for the city, mentor and care for youth, and put on Community Fest, a community carnival that attracts over 1,000 people. Volunteering with 11:45 would be an immense step towards halting violence in Portland, and would better the lives of our city's youth.