You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference. You just have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall
August 16th 7:00 pm to 8:30 Informational Meeting
On August 16th we will be having an informational meeting at Daily Needs Assistance from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at 340 W. Main Street in the cafeteria. The meeting will begin will a general update on DNA and a general description of three ways you or your church can plug into DNA's work to alleviate the impact of poverty. We will then break into groups based on which area you are interested in. Below you will find descriptions of the three areas we are focusing on. If you are able to attend or are interested in getting more information please click on the button below and complete the interest form.

E.S.L. Breakout Group
Do you have a heart for the immigrant? We are thrilled to be bringing ESL to our community as we have recently seen an increased influx of immigrants. Currently 10% of the kids in our local school district identify as ESL students. The majority of these are Hispanic; however, we have learned that there will soon be dozens of families moving in from Ukraine as well. How can you get involved?

Currently, we have the following opportunities to serve

  • English teachers
  • Food service workers
  • Childcare workers
  • General administrative oversight of the program

    We plan to begin the ESL program in October 2022 with one night a week. We hope to expand to two sessions per week as we have the bandwidth to enlarge this program. We have found that many of our Summer Camp kids have parents and grandparents who speak no English at all. Please consider getting involved in this much needed program!

  • Youth Programming
    Do you have a heart for at-risk kids in our community? We have just finished our Summer Camp program and are reminded once again of the fact that many of our students are in need of extra support as some of them are living in very difficult situations. Our heart is to reach these kids with the love of Christ - giving them a place to feel loved, accepted and a place to belong. Our youth programming during the academic year includes mentorship, after school tutoring, and monthly connection events. How can you get involved?

    Adult mentors
    We are in need of additional adult mentors as we currently have a list of kids that are in need of a mentor. The mentorship program is a twice/month commitment to connect with your mentee.

    Event Planning Team
    Do you love to plan events? If so, this is the team for you! Our hope is to begin monthly activities with our summer camp kids to maintain our connection with them all year long. This is imperative in the relationship-building aspect of our ministry. In addition, we would like to continue hosting monthly events in which our mentor/mentee relationships can connect with one another.

    After-School Tutoring
    The after-school tutoring program starts in September and is offered daily from 3:00-4:30 pm.

    Please consider getting involved with the youth in our community!

    DNA as a Mission Outpost
    The mission of the body of Christ is to shape believers into people who are loving, kind, just, and full of mercy and compassion. The mission of D.N.A. is to love our struggling neighbors through acting in ways to alleviate the impact of poverty in their lives. The interesting thing is as we serve our neighbors in this way God works in our lives to change us. If you are a small group leader or mission leader in your church and are looking for a place to serve that brings transformation in the lives of your group this breakout is for you.

    For our growing international population, learning to speak English can be a hard task to take on alone, along side taking care of a family and working. Thankfully, they don't have to do it alone.

    Join in helping families learning English by being a class helper, assisting with the kids activities and lessons, or even leading a class!

    Do you want to impact the life of an at-risk young person?
    Mentoring can have a lifelong impact on a child. D.N.A. is in a partnership with the Jonathan Alder school system to connect at-risk kids with adult mentors. To learn more our mentoring program click here.

    There are many ways your small group could serve at D.N.A. You could work on construction projects, painting projects, general work projects, be a breakfast team, or help set up for an upcoming event or program.


    Many hands make light work, and it starts with an individual like you contributing your hands and feet!

    Looking for volunteer opportunities?
    Click here!