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Acerca de Jessica and Anchorage Urban Training Collaborative

At the Anchorage Urban Training Collaborative (AUTC) we are training the heads, hearts, and hands of Anchorage leaders to love their city and seek its peace.

  • Heads: We desire to create spaces for leaders to reflect on and discern life-giving principles for life and work.

  • Hearts: We desire to create spaces for leaders to anchor themselves in spiritually formative practices within a spiritually supportive community.

  • Hands: We desire to strengthen and support leaders who are creating transformative spaces throughout our city. 

  • Peace: We desire for Anchorage to experience Shalom -- "everything the way its supposed to be" for all people.

The ultimate goal for AUTC is to have Anchorage be a place where "everything the way it supposed to be" for all people. There are many in the city working toward this goal including direct service social services providers and faith-based ministry leaders. Our work focuses on these two groups in order to prevent burnout and a more sustainable work and life.

Burnout is an occupational phenomenon, and social work and ministry leader occupations are particularly vulnerable.

Leaders can cultivate work and life sustainability through being

  • Anchored by a philosophy or a theology

  • Centered within one's spirituality 

  • Holistically embraced inside a community

We are investing in Anchorage leaders who are working in social services and in churches. 

We are developing stronger collaborative relationships between these leaders and their organizations.

We are supporting our city's collective work to make things right for all people in Anchorage, especially the most vulnerable.