Communities of Transformation (COT) is a community initiative that supports individuals and families wanting to move from just surviving to thriving. These families are partnered with community volunteers who provide support and encouragement. An additional significant outcome of COT is the breaking down of barriers that historically divide our communities - socioeconomic, racial, religious, political, and cultural.
With roots in the Circles USA program, COT has been a Conference ministry that has recently attained 501C3 status. Some of our churches and ministries have chosen to have a site in Western PA.
Every year COT hosts an awareness walk and this will be Western PA's second year participating. The COT walk will be held on Saturday May 20, 2023 at Roaring Run Trail Park.
About the Awareness Walk
The COT Awareness Walk: Addressing Poverty Through Community is a fundraiser to help spread awareness around poverty and holistic poverty alleviation. Many families are challenged by the broken systems in our communities such as transportation, food security, affordable housing, and access to resources. We hope to bring awareness to the daily struggles of many families in our communities and our holistic approach to alleviation.
What is holistic poverty alleviation?
At COT, we believe that poverty is more than a lack of financial resources. We believe that spiritual, relational, physical, and intellectual resources are just as important for a balanced and thriving lifestyle. We use the power of a supportive community to strengthen all of these dimensions.
Become A Sponsor
Calling all individuals, businesses, and organizations! We are looking for sponsors for this event.
Your sponsorship and support goes to supplying our sites with the curriculum and materials needed to teach our leadership class, providing a weekly meal to families, supporting the children’s programming, and supporting our administrative outreach team.
Become a Participant
The Awareness Walk will be a 2 mile walk at your own pace. Your $25 registration fee will support Communities of Transformation in our efforts to alleviate all forms of poverty. Register by May 8th to ensure a t-shirt at registration. All registrations after the 8th will receive their t-shirt as soon as possible. There are two COT Walk locations but participants can complete the walk in their own location. Each individual can choose which COT Site they wish to support through this fundraiser.