Amachi advocates people of faith mentoring children of promise to improve their life opportunities. The Amachi program is a collaborative effort which was initially established at Public/Private Ventures to assist young people through mentoring. This strategy has been proven to reduce risky behavior and promote achievement among disadvantaged youth. The program design includes three key elements:

  1. Support and involvement of the faith-based congregations local neighborhoods

  2. Promotion of strong personal relationships between youth and their mentors

  3. Professional case management and support of the mentoring matches

The Amachi model has been brought to over 250 cities in all 50 states. Volunteers represent 1,000 faith organizations. Support from the U.S. Department of Human Services (HHS) as well as the Corporation for National and Community Service has fueled the expansion. Currently, more than 300,000 children have been helped by the program.

Amachi Program
2210 S. 71st Street
Philadelphia, PA 191421
(215) 729-0248