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Our Purpose

This year, we established the Watermark Community Development Corporation to find innovative ways to connect different resources here at Watermark: idea-generators, operational experts, and financial resources to leave a “watermark” and be a blessing to our city.

In the future we hope that this will be a platform to help accelerate some of your greatest ideas. With the human and financial resources necessary to mobilize, our body can transform the community

A working board of Watermark Members was created under the authority of the Elders.

Our Focus

Staffing Agency (Jobs) - We are building out a staffing ministry to connect believing candidates that are unemployed or underemployed because of a wide variety of circumstances (formerly incarcerated, single mom, lack of education) with companies willing to invest in their careers.

Starting Entrepreneurial Ventures (Jobs) - We plan to start entrepreneurial ventures in security, catering, landscaping, janitorial, construction, maintenance, screen printing, and other areas that will allow us to focus on intentional discipleship-based job and company creation.

Literacy (Finances) - We have taught 120 participants a biblically-based financial literacy program designed for low-income adults at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand and in our Prison Entrepreneurship Program. We will be rolling this out at Watermark and to other ministry partners over the course of 2019.

Incentivized Development Accounts (Finances) - After participants graduate from the financial literacy program, they have access to Incentivized Development Accounts that offer matched savings towards necessity items like transportation, education, housing, or small business loans. Bankers within our body have come alongside to help match-fund (4:1) these efforts and partner with entrepreneurs. Currently we have ten participants that are developing savings habits towards acquiring these impact assets.

Youth Development & Mentoring – We are developing programming to help underserved youth gain better access to mentoring, leadership skills, and education.

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Questions? Email cdc@watermark.org