We love our neighborhood and we’re here to serve our neighbors.

Our Neighborhood Renewal Team exists to help bring God’s healing and justice to our neighborhood. We prize tangible local ministry, partnership with others who love our neighborhood, and face-to-face relationships. We are particularly interested in the areas of economic justice, the arts, and the lives of our children.

Washington Heights & Inwood Mentorship Program

Our Mission

The mission of the Washington Heights & Inwood Pathways Mentoring Program (“WH/I Pathways”) is to recruit and equip community leaders to mentor youth in Washington Heights and Inwood to achieve greater possibilities for a safer, healthier, and thriving neighborhood.

WH/I Pathways was started by a coalition of neighborhood churches and non-profit organizations working together to support the well-being of the Washington Heights-Inwood community.


A mentor is someone who is willing to selflessly invest their time in a relationship, to build up the character, hope, and skills of a youth. We have identified 30 young people who would significantly benefit from regular interaction with a caring adult.

What kind of mentors are we looking for? If you care about young people and want to make a difference, we're looking for somebody like YOU!

Mentoring Opportunities

Inwood Academy for Leadership Middle School (433 W. 204th St.)
Once a week before-school program (7:15-8:30am). This time includes sharing breakfast with your mentee and participating in a group session with fun activities and discussions about important life values.

Inwood Academy for Leadership High School (108 Cooper St.)
An opportunity to come alongside a student, encourage them through their challenges and help instill hope toward goals and ambitions for a bright future.

For more information or to apply, contact:
Kala Mueller, Program Coordinator, 646-647-5076 or whimentoring@gmail.com

Fairview Avenue: Lot Renewal Project 

The purpose of this project is to bring together local citizens, organizations, building and land owners, and institutions to address the beautification, health and safety concerns of the lot located on Fairview Ave between Broadway and Broadway Terrace.   If you are interested in participating please contact Al Santino, Neighborhood Renewal Coordinator, at alsantino@uptowncommunitychurch.com

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