Daron Butler, who serves on staff at Grace Church, Wooster, Ohio (Nick Cleveland, senior pastor), is part of an effort in Wooster to bring town and gown together. Bridging Along Beall Avenue is a program to help students at the College of Wooster connect with people in the community. A portion of a story at bargainhunter.com appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
College students and residents brought together
Bridging Along Beall Avenue was started last year to create an opportunity for college and community members to come together, brainstorm community issues and ultimately begin a new process of connection.
Residents of Wayne County and College of Wooster students were invited to apply for the 2019 program last December.
Last year’s initial project was funded with grant monies. Participants considered Bridging Along Beall Avenue to be such a success that it was decided to offer another group of sessions.
This year’s program is funded by the college.
Forty community members and students gathered at the college recently for the first meeting of the program. …
Daron Butler is a minister at Grace Brethren Church in Wooster. He received an invitation to apply for Bridging Along Beall and the concept of bridging resonated strongly for him.
“Being a Native American,” Butler said, “all my life I have been bridging from one community to another. I want to be a part of this process of maybe making it easier for people to build bridges but also to address the challenges of rebuilding bridges that have been burned.”
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