Since its inception in 1997, Campus Life has always been funded by our community. It is people like you who have taken up the charge to provide Campus Life for our area students recognizing the need for young people to have a safe and welcoming place in which to learn more about themselves, each other and ultimately God. As a a registered 501c3 non-profit, the Downers Grove Area Youth for Christ/Campus Life ministry finds its support through the community it serves, particularly Downers Grove, Lisle, Westmont, Woodridge and Darien.
The Community Support Network is made up of like-minded individuals, churches, businesses and other local service organizations that share the mission and vision of Campus Life. Joining together by giving of their resources, volunteering their time for special events and/or projects as well as participating in various fundraisers throughout the year all work to ensure the ongoing needs of our students will be met.
Listed here are a few components of the Community Support Network. We encourage you to e-mail or call the Network members for more information on how you might become involved.
DOWNERS GROVE CAMPUS LIFE STEERING COMMITTEE—The Steering Committee serves as an advisory council to the staff and volunteers, giving oversight and direction to ensure the mission and vision of Campus Life is being carried out in our community. Under the direction of the board of directors from Southpointe Youth for Christ (our chapter) this group seeks to provide strategic direction in order to provide healthy and sustainable ministry over the long term.
Contact person—Mike Paull
DOWNERS GROVE COMMUNITY SUPPORT NETWORK—The CSN serves the program by providing hands-on planning and execution of projects and events such as the STRIVE workday event, yearly Celebration Banquet, summer festival booths, Spring Break student fund raisers, and facility maintenance and usage.
Contact person—Cathy Darrah