MCC East Coast works with several partner organizations on education and advocacy efforts related to the racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system.
Kingdom Builders Construction, part of the Kingdom Builders Anabaptist Network of Greater Philadelphia, organizes repair and rehab of church buildings as well as homes for elderly and low-income church members. The organization also trains and provides employment opportunities for underemployed people in Philadelphia, especially ex-offenders.
Crossroads Community Center’s mission is to evangelize, disciple and demonstrate the gospel in word and deed to the people of the Fairhill community in northern Philadelphia and beyond. Here, MCC specifically works in holistic re-entry care and support addressing employment, housing, education and discipleship needs for returning citizens or those leaving incarceration. Working in Philadelphia Detention Centers, an MCC supported chaplain holds Bible studies, organizes worship services and counsels inmates and staff.