Let's be clear...
What is a “Lightning Rod?”
Years ago a donor/friend coined the phrase “Lightning Rod” after seeing the energy, vim and vigor with which SLF’s field staff engages his/her work. A Lightning Rod is an employee at SLF whose job it is to improve relationship and positive investment in each of the six Salem-Keizer high-school feeder area (Keystone Areas): North, South, West, McKay/East, McNary/Keizer and Sprague/Southwest. Lightning Rods connect churches, schools, businesses, non-profits, individuals, and neighborhoods with people in similar or different social circles.
What does SLF actually do?
Our specialty is working with the Faith Community so that it deploys its assets (people, buildings, money) into the health and well-being of kids, families and neighborhoods – especially those most in need. We’re best known for our collaborative role in: 1) church-school partnerships, 2) neighborhood revitalization, 3) Churches as Neighborhood (CaN) Centers Program, 4) support for homeless and recovery programs, 5) foster care partnerships, 6) after-school, literacy and mentoring, and 7) the Community Partnership Teams (CPTs) and neighborhood associations.
Why do you use the word “Fancy” for a lot of things?
How are we funded?
What are the organization's long-term goals?
How can I get involved / partner with SLF?
- Contact us through this website
- Call the office at 503-315-8924 or email office@salemLF.org
- Attend one of our several monthly meetings (CaN or CPT), or quarterly events
- Follow or message us on our Facebook page
- Sign up to volunteer in your area
- Click on the Donate now button to support us financially