Cast Your Vote Today for the
2022 Mary and Gary Becker Social Justice Award
We are excited to announce the 2nd Mary & Gary Becker Social Justice Award!
Participating in one of our programs is just the beginning of the journey. The real work begins when graduates go out into their communities and create social change. This award recognizes a project or ministry, led by a JustFaith Ministries graduate or group of graduates, that has made an impact in their community, state, nation, or world.
Mary and Gary Becker participated in the first JustFaith class ever offered. Their experiences and learning charted a new and unexpected course in their lives, one committed to justice and JustFaith. They made a remarkable difference in the decades to follow as they were, as Mary describes, “launched from Louisville to the world.” (Read the rest of their story HERE!)
The 2022 recipient will receive a one-time financial award as well as national exposure.
Meet our three finalists and learn about the inspiring action they’ve taken to address the root causes of injustice and serve with love.
My Front Door was formed in 2005 and serves working families with children in Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming, between 50% and 80% of the median income as determined by HUD. They focus on ensuring successful, long-term home ownership for families and financial literacy. Read their narrative and watch their video to learn more!
El Refugio was established in 2010 by a group of friends after organizing groups visiting the Stewart Detention Center in Southwest Georgia. El Refugio accompanies immigrants and their loved ones through hospitality, visitation, support, and advocacy for a just immigration system. Read their narrative and watch their video to learn more!
Bread and Roses was founded in 2014 with a vision of addressing systemic issues of food injustice using the physical, financial, and human resources of Trinity Church and future partner organizations. Utilizing demonstration gardens and a community kitchen, their programs teach people how to grow and prepare food produced in their homes and other spaces. Read their narrative and watch their video to learn more!