Photo: University of Cincinnati's Serve Beyond student group helped serve lunch at Lazarus Table for Grand Avenue Temple. They spent a week working at the Olive St project in Summer of 2016.University of Cincinnati’s Serve Beyond student group helped serve lunch at Lazarus Table for Grand Avenue Temple. They spent a week working at the Olive St project in Summer of 2016.

In a world with so many shacks, rising foreclosures, and deteriorating housing for America’s seniors, the housing situation can seem beyond any hope. You can sit back and hope someone does something about it, or YOU can get out and begin to change the world, even as a student.

YOU can make a difference by joining Fuller Center Student Builders. Student Builders is a network of committed youth partners who are a part of The Fuller Center’s mission and ministry. Together we can bring hope and the light of Christ to dark or neglected places. So get out and hammer some nails, say a prayer, make new friends, ride a bike, raise a wall, travel overseas, create fundraisers, and join our movement. Will YOU be the one to answer the call to get it started at your school or youth group?

Here are real, tangible ways you can get involved and make a difference.

Our trip to Kansas City was a great outlet for service and a gratifying overall experience. I was able to connect with other UC students as well as give back and make a difference for someone. Being able to meet [the partner family] and see the real impact this house will be for her was heartwarming, and I’m glad I was able to be a part of it. Thank you to the Fuller Center for being amazing hosts and allowing us to help your great cause.

Start a Student Builders group. Become the founder of a faith-based, student-led service organization! Nothing is more exciting than knowing what you start as something small will impact the world in big ways for years and years to come.

Form a mission partnership by getting your group, team, or club get involved in our work. We welcome school sports teams, faith and service clubs, church youth groups, fraternities, sororities or any other group willing to help!

Our Mission and Purpose

Student Builders walk the talk and ‘Build on the Rock!’ because we believe showing true faith in Jesus means turning his love for us into action for others (Matthew 7 & 25). Fuller Center Student Builders seek to build each other up in Christ. Building up each other, our partner families, and our communities in the love of Christ. Raising money, speaking with local leaders, recruiting volunteers, and garnering gifts-in-kind. Volunteering on local worksites or traveling to work on a project elsewhere in the United States and abroad. Getting the word out about the enormous need and all the ways people can help.

Take Action

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young (1 Timothy 4:12). Students have so much to offer the affordable housing movement in terms of unique resources or connections, talents, insights, enthusiasm, and new ideas! We believe young people are not only the future of eliminating poverty housing, but are a powerful force TODAY.