COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Inner Hope is built on authentic, mutually transformative relationships. In order to respond to critical community needs and develop effective programs, we believe that we need to seek direction and guidance from community members themselves. We want to make sure that our strategic plans are based on real input from those we serve, rather than only our ideas of what is best or most effective. To this end, a Community Advisory Committee was launched in May 2011.
Inner Hope’s Community Advisory Committee is a group of youth and young adults in our programs, parents of youth, and a board representative. The committee, led by Executive Director Jenny Shantz, strives to meet quarterly to address questions and provide input for Inner Hope’s programs and future plans.
Elizebeth Adams (Liz)
Liz is the daughter of the late Marlene Henry, a founding Community Advisory member. She was the first youth to live with Carla and Jenny. She has been involved with Inner Hope since it began, attending a Mexico service trip, participating in Boundless and coming out to Inner Hope events. She is a mom to two young girls and loves being involved in her community.
Numerous other program participants and community members attend and contribute on an ongoing basis.