Jubilee House

The Jubilee House, through the Center for Development in Central America (CDCA), seeks to address human needs created by poverty by helping communities become self-sufficient, sustainable, democratic entities; by working with Nicaraguan communities to help them realize their own goals, rather than bringing in "ready-made solutions."

Becca Mohally Renk, The Jubilee House: "Being able to have this professional accompaniment from Wake Forest will allow us to attract more investors and start more cooperatives." Click the image above to watch a video about The Jubilee House.

The Jubilee House Community is an non-sectarian faith based community that has been focused on service ministry since its beginnings in 1979 in North Carolina (USA) where the JHC, Inc. was organized.

In the 1980s, the JHC's ministry was primarily to the poor and homeless in North Carolina. Projects included the creation and maintenance of shelters for the permanently homeless (street people), those caught in emergency housing crises, and battered women. In addition to these three specific shelters, related work included a Habitat for Humanity project, development of a local soup kitchen, medical and legal advocacy work on behalf of the poor, and community education on peace and justice issues.

For more information, visit www.jhc-cdca.org.

Steve Virgil, Wake Forest University School of Law

"I work with a clinical program in the law school that deals with economic development, particularly community economic development and Jubilee House was a natural fit."