John is proudly active in serving his community, especially advocating for the care and well-being of the homeless. He and his family spend time each week working to help transform the lives of women, children, and men who find themselves in difficult situations.

Community Involvement - Metro MinistriesThrough its five programs – Rainbow House for women and children; Rustic House for men; Gabbard Health Clinic; Vineyard Social Services; and, Loaves & Fishes soup kitchen – Corpus Christi Metro Ministries helps to make Corpus Christi more than good place to live, it makes Corpus Christi a place where goodness lives.

Please help Metro Ministries in its mission to help create a community that is free from hunger and homelessness by Feeding (the mind, body, and spirit), Sheltering, and Transforming Lives by donating:

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Community Involvement - The Rise School

The Rise School of Corpus Christi’s mission is to provide the highest quality early childhood education for all children – gifted, traditional and developmentally delayed – in an inclusive setting, where individualized learning techniques enable every child to achieve their maximum potential. The goals of Rise are to (a) provide family-centered services designed to meet the individualized needs of all children and families; (b) provide a blend of educational and therapy services within the context of a developmentally appropriate curriculum; and (c) to prepare children for their next educational environment.

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Community Involvement - RMHCRonald McDonald House Charities of Corpus Christi provides a comfortable home-away-from-home for families who must travel to fulfill their children’s healthcare needs. We believe when you change a child’s life, you change a family’s, which can change a community, and ultimately, the world. As pioneers of providing family-centered care, RMHC strives to be part of the solution in imporving the lives of children and their families, providing programs that strengthen families during that time.

Every dollar you give stays local and will directly support the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Corpus Christi. With your support, we can continue make a difference in the lives of our guest families.

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TOKCEach year, 175,000 children are diagnosed with pediatric cancers. In 2006, 13 year old James A. Ragan was one of those children. From 2006 onwards, James dedicated the remainder of his life to raising awareness and funds for this cause. The Triumph Over Kid Cancer foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer by raising their spirits, raising the public’s awareness, and funding research to improve the treatment and survivability of pediatric cancers.

To date, TOKC has funded over $3 million dollars of research into pediatric cancers through our partnership with M.D Anderson in the Children’s Sarcoma Project. Every dollar we raised was matched dollar for dollar by M.D. Anderson. Your donation will go towards improving the treatment and survivability of Pediatric Cancer through research:

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Incarnate Word AcademyIncarnate Word Academy (IWA) of Corpus Christi is a private, Catholic college preparatory school educating all grade levels: Elementary Level-Montessori (Age 3-Grade 5), Elementary Level-Traditional (Age 3-Grade 5), Middle Level (Grades 6-8), and High School Level (Grades 9-12).

Motivated by a philosophy of Catholic education and by the charism of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, Incarnate Word Academy exists to create a climate for learning with God as the highest value. We strive to integrate faith with high academic standards across our campus.

Administrators, teachers, coaches, counselors, and staff members work together to form a Christian community which initiates students as growing members into the faith community. We create an atmosphere that allows students to be genuinely aware and curious, to do their personal best with every endeavor, to be humble and honest, to develop personal talents, and to think with an open mind: logically, accurately, and critically.

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Mo-Town SmokersThe Mo-Town Smokers are made up of a group of guys just trying to give back to the community they grew up in. They do this by raising money and cooking bar-b-que! A non-profit organization is aimed at helping the community with events mixed with Conjunto bands and delicious bar-b-que.

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