Who we are
The story, mission, and vision of Friends of Westchase
In early 2019 -
The idea of Friends of Westchase was born from Grace Presbyterian Church's vision to come alongside nearby residents, businesses and churches to listen to the needs of the community and work together to strengthen under-resourced populations in our neighborhood.
To build a flourishing Westchase neighborhood
by collaborating with businesses, schools, churches and neighbors to build strong involvement in education, basic needs, spiritual growth and community revitalization, one relationship at a time.
We are an affiliate of AttackPoverty,
which means we share the same vision of empowering people to attack poverty in their life and community by utilizing the assets that exist and forming collaborative partnerships to address gaps. By working alongside partners that share the same commitment, we believe we can transform Westchase for all who live, work, play and worship in our area.
What started out as a mission of Grace Presbyterian Church has quickly expanded into a community-wide movement that includes people of all backgrounds, cultures, and faith to create meaningful change right here in Westchase.
Thanks the dedication of many volunteers and partners, as of March 2023, Friends of Westchase has grown into an official non-profit organization with: four programs, ~150 volunteers, & more than 200 program participants.
Meet our team
The Friends of Westchase team is awesome and works hard to facilitate the events and programs offered.
Meet our Advisory Board
We are thankful to this amazing group of advisors who keep things running smoothly at Friends of Westchase.
What we do
Discover your role in the Westchase community.
With ways to serve kids, adults, and the overall community, it's easy to find a place to get involved, or let us know your ideas!